Pre-physician Assistant


Licensed to Practice

Physician assistants (Pas) are health care professionals – working in all areas of medicine – who are licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. At Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s, we help students start that journey with a strong science background, immersed in the liberal arts and enhanced with powerful, valuable co-curricular learning experiences.


Why Study as a Pre-physician Assistant at CSB and SJU?

  • Trained and committed faculty advisors from different areas
  • Prerequisite courses and study resources that help prepare students for demanding PA school curriculum
  • Interdisciplinary health-focused programs of study
  • Experiential opportunities in local clinics and volunteer organizations
  • Access to employment opportunities to accrue required hours of direct patient-care experience

Program Objectives:

  • To prepare well-rounded applicants for physician assistant school, building on a strong curricular foundation in the natural and behavioral sciences
  • To provide students the resources to approach the study of health along creative, interdisciplinary paths
  • To provide students opportunities to gain clinical exposure and learning through a variety of co-curricular experiences
  • Provide students access to employment opportunities that allow them to accrue required hours of direct patient-care experience

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