Most TTU Pre-PA students begin in the Pre-Physician Assistant Program (non-degree) and later declare a major to complete a Bachelor's degree. PA schools accept any major, so students are encouraged to explore a major according to his/her interests and strengths.
Preparing for the Graduate Records Exam (GRE):
PA Schools in Tennessee:
Bethel University - Program begins in January
Christian Brothers University - Program begins in January
Lincoln Memorial University - Program begins in July
South College - Program begins in late September
Trevecca Nazarene University - Program begins in May
UTHSC - Program begins in January
What is a Physician Assistant?
According to the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), a Physician Assistant is a medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor.
What can a Physician Assistant do?
- Write prescriptions
- Assist in surgery
- Conduct physical examinations
- Diagnose and treat illnesses, symptoms, and much more
What is the primary difference between a Physician Assistant and a Nurse Practitioner?
The role a PA plays versus a NP is different based on the education each receives.