Pre-Physician Assistant at UH Mānoa

Physician Assistants (PAs) are licensed health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team under the supervision of a physician. PAs see many of the same types of patients as physicians and deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services. The scope of a PA’s practice is determined by training, experience, state law, and the supervising physician’s practice. A PA’s duties and autonomy depend upon the PA’s clinical experience and his/her relationship with the supervising physician.

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Text compiled from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) website, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) website, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) website, NAAHP’s Health Professions Admissions guide, and the UHM 2017-2018 Catalog.