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Physician Assistant Schools in - Maryland MD

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Maryland is a great place for Physician Assistant students.  First, to address the high demand for medical personnel in Maryland, a statewide initiative called the Health Manpower Shortage Program offers incentives for students in Physician Assistant Schools in Maryland. Secondly, Maryland is somewhat unique because it has multiple degree options at the three accredited PA programs in the state. 

Students can earn a Certificate from two-year Physician Assistant schools in Maryland or community colleges.  Just as in other PA programs, participants take classes and experience clinical rotations, and graduates are prepared for the national certifying exam and state licensure. 

To keep both the national certification and state license valid, PAs must undergo periodic renewal exams.  National certification is renewed every six years and consists of an intensive exam, proof of 100 continuing medical education hours, and a fee. A Maryland state PA license expires on June 30th of every odd year. PAs are also required to earn 100 continuing medical education hours for their state license.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Physician Assistants in Baltimore, Columbia, Silver Spring and Ellicot City, Maryland may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Franklin Square Hospital Center, Holy Cross Hospital, John Hopkins Medicine and Prince George’s Hospital Center.
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