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Why is OHSU a PA program?

The OHSU PA Program was established in 1995 with the mission of preparing physician assistants to provide primary care services to medically underserved communities. In the spring of 2001, the PA Program became a free-standing Division within the School of Medicine.

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In this way, how do I become a PA in Oregon?

How to Become a Physician Assistant in Oregon

  1. Research Qualified Physician Assistant Programs for Licensure.
  2. Pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE)
  3. Apply to be Licensed with the Oregon Medical Board.
  4. Maintain the Oregon Physician Assistant License.

Beside above, how many PA schools are there? US News and World Reports ranked 154 of the 238 PA programs in the United States, leaving out 84 US PA programs. At the time of this writing, there are 22 developing and non-accredited PA programs which means the US News rankings leave many PA schools in the dust.

Similarly, how do u become a physician's assistant?

Generally there are five steps to becoming a PA:

  1. Complete your bachelor's degree (a science or healthcare related major is usually best);
  2. Gain experience either working or volunteering in a healthcare setting;
  3. Apply to ARC-PA accredited physician assistant programs;
  4. Complete a 2-3 year, master's level PA program;

How many PA schools are in California?

California has nine schools that offer physician assistant programs.

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