Physician assistants are advanced practice health care providers who are trained to practice general medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician.
Most PA graduate programs are two to three years, versus four years for medical school — but the application process can be just as rigorous.
Preparation for PA school is a unique path for each student. Our personalized advising ensures that students are well-prepared with a strong foundation in the sciences, plus internship and shadowing opportunities.
Your major is up to you
Most pre-PA students major in biochemistry, biology, chemistry or neuroscience because those programs have the most overlap between requirements for the major and physician assistant graduate program prerequisites. As long as students satisfy prerequisites for physician assistant graduate school applications, they have a wide variety of major options.
Success in undergrad and beyond
Lauren Bergstresser-Petoskey '12 is a physician assistant at OSF Medical Group in Galesburg, Ill.Our graduates have a strong history of success in physician assistant programs. Recent Monmouth alumni have gone on to graduate programs at Des Moines University, St. Ambrose (Iowa) University, Southern Illinois University, Carroll (Wisconsin) University and Lincoln Memorial (Tennessee) University.
Bergstresser-Petoskey ’12, pictured here, was a catcher on the Fighting Scots softball team during her time at Monmouth. Personalized advising and small class sizes mean even students in rigorous undergraduate academic programs can participate in athletics or other activities they love.
YEAH, WE HAVE SORORITIES.WE INVENTED THEM.
They’re called the “Monmouth Duo” for a reason.
In 1867, the founders of Pi Beta Phi formed the nation’s first women’s fraternity, right here at Monmouth. Three years later, the founders of Kappa Kappa Gamma did the same thing.
With over 25% of our student body involved in seven active chapters, Monmouth has a rich Greek life history.
ACE is designed to be a one-stop shop for academic and career excellence.
Located in Hewes Library, ACE houses four key offices: the Office of Student Success & Accessibility Services, the Office of the Registrar, the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships, and the Office of Global Engagement.
If you need academic tutoring, an updated class schedule, interview practice, or study abroad information, friendly faces can assist you in the ACE.