Physician Assistant Schools in - Kentucky KY
The state of Kentucky requires that Physician Assistants graduate from an accredited online educational program or from one of the Physician Assistant schools in Kentucky. The accrediting body for these programs is the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). These programs are regulated to make sure students learn the skills necessary to work in the field and to pass the national certification exam.
Kentucky has two accredited programs, one of which is a brand new program this year. Both programs offer a two year Master degree. One program offers a five year program in which the first 3 years is used to take all the prerequisite courses necessary to apply into the physician assistant master level program. So you could attend one school for 5 years and complete your undergraduate coursework and receive a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies. If applying directly to the graduate level programs offered by Physician Assistant schools in Kentucky, a bachelor’s degree is required as well as several prerequisite courses. These courses are in general biology and chemistry, anatomy and physiology, statistics, and psychology (each program has specified requirements for these class). All prerequisite classes must be finished with a C or higher.