As the healthcare needs of our nation grow, increasing attention is being paid to the ability of physician assistants to make an immediate impact on patient care. In their "Occupational Outlook Handbook" the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes:
"Employment of physician assistants is expected to increase 30 percent from 2010 to2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. As more physicians enter specialty areas of medicine, there will be a greater need for primary healthcare providers, such as physician assistants."1
Our extensive clinical experiences are designed to impart a degree of flexibility unlike that of any other healthcare provider. Seton Hall graduates are respected in the healthcare arena and many of our clinical preceptors have gone on to hire students that have rotated with them. Our students work across the country in all specialties, and many receive employment offers before graduation. Perhaps a recent alumnus says it best:
"I have been told by a number of my colleagues that as a new grad I practice with the decision making skills and confidence of a PA that has been in the field for years. I believe this directly reflects the stellar training I received. The program prepared me beyond my expectation for clinical practice and I have recommended our program WITHOUT HESITATION to a number of potential PA students." -Member of the Class of 2008.