Physician Assistant Program
Physician Assistant Program




Physician Assistants are nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals who practice medicine on healthcare teams.They practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states. PAs take medical histories, conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgery, perform procedures, make rounds in hospitals, and much more. You will find PAs in every field of medicine.

At Valpo, you will develop essential skills in critical thinking, communication, leadership, and patient care. We are committed to educating PAs for practice in a variety of healthcare settings. You will benefit from the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ inter-disciplinary curriculum and opportunities to study, work, and learn abroad. In our five-year BS/MS program, you’ll prepare for a career as a well-rounded, compassionate clinician who promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention worldwide.

Anastacia Mesina '18, '20

Want to Become a Physician Assistant? This Valpo Alumna Has Some Advice

Considering a career as a physician assistant? We know just the person to help light the way. Anastacia Mesina ’18, ’20, knew she wanted to go into the medical field since she was in high school. Her family served as her inspiration with her grandfather working as a family medicine doctor and her mother working as an accountant at the nearby Company of Mary Medical Center in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Throughout that time, Anastacia was continuously volunteering in local hospitals, getting to know patients, and assisting staff members.