Physician Assistant Studies

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experience "people care"

Health care ought to be called “people care.”

Why? People who pursue careers in health care want to help people. That’s what makes becoming a physician assistant appealing. From treating farm injuries in a rural clinic to performing orthopedic surgery in a big city hospital, PAs serve on the front lines to provide quality care to those who need it most.

What our alumni are saying ...
Seth Lauterbach
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2010 graduate—now works in surgery in Lincoln, Neb.

“I was drawn to Union’s PA program because the instructors and staff make a conscious effort to help students be successful. They showed concern that we not only learned the medical information, but that we grew as people. I feel the program put me in a great position to be a successful and competent PA.”

Joel Jasa
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2010 graduate—now works at an orthopedic and sports medicine practice in Willmar, Minn.

“I’ve made friends wherever I’ve been. As an athletic trainer for a professional baseball team, I met a lot of interesting people and made friends all over the country. When I was accepted into Union’s PA program, I began to build lifelong friendships with my classmates. We all watched each other grow, became more confident and eventually became clinicians. Even though we sometimes felt nearly overwhelmed, going through the intense classroom and clinical regimen created a special bond between us.”