About the B.A.S. in Science in Health Science, Physician Assistant Option
Physician Assistant Schools, Just What the Doctor Ordered
If you are interested in a career in the fast-growing health care field, this four-year program may be for you. Practicing under the supervision of a physician, physician assistants programs in Florida conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and often write prescriptions. With health care shortages on the rise, physician assistants are in high demand.
At Miami Dade College, you’ll hone your skills by working alongside surgeons and physicians. Access to the College’s numerous health care partners will also help you develop real-world experience.
Upon graduation, candidates take a national certification examination. To maintain their national certification, physician assistants must complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and sit for a recertification every six years. Graduation from accredited physician assistant program schools in Florida and passage of the national certifying exam are required for state licensure.
Focus on Applied Knowledge
The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is the designated degree for flexible baccalaureate programs that are designed to accommodate the unique demands for entry and advancement within specific workforce sectors. B.A.S. programs provide degree completion opportunities for students from a variety of educational backgrounds but primarily for those with A.S. degrees or the equivalent. B.A.S. degree programs conform to all articulation conventions and typically include capstone experiences that provide opportunities for students to demonstrate the application of acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies.