Physician Assistant Program

Keck School of Medicine of USC

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PA students take trophy at Challenge Bowl

November 29th, 2016|

A team of students from the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC made a major comeback to defeat four other California physician assistant student teams at the annual California Academy of Physician Assistant (CAPA) Challenge Bowl.

Physician assistant (PA) program students Andrew Luna, ’18, Nicole Galle, ’18, and Sarah

Primary Care Physician Assistant Program receives $2.5 million for scholarships

August 1st, 2016|

The Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has been awarded more than $2.5 million to support scholarships for disadvantaged students, one of only three PA programs nationally to receive this award.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, awarded

Student reaches highest goal in climbing Mt. Everest

August 1st, 2016|

After years of planning and two months of living on the mountain, physician assistant student Vanessa Blasic completed a feat that few people can boast: summiting Mount Everest. More impressively, the accomplishment meant that she and her father Greg Blasic had joined an even more elite group: climbing the Seven Summits, or the highest peaks

Commencement 2016: Confetti rains down on physician assistant celebration

May 18th, 2016|

On May 13, the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC held a satellite commencement ceremony at the southwest lawn of the Allan Hancock Foundation Building on University Park Campus. There were 54 graduates from the program this year.

Several leaders from the Keck School were present at the celebration,

PA Program travels to Washington DC on advocacy trip

April 4th, 2016|

This spring break, students from the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC attended the fourth annual Advocacy Trip to Washington, D.C. The experience is intended to promote leadership and inspire students to advocate for their profession and patients.

This year 18 students traveled to meet with their congressional representatives

PA program recognized for community outreach

March 9th, 2016|

Once a month, up to 60 local high school students join volunteers from the Primary Care Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Keck School of Medicine of USC for the Pipeline Program, which teaches these students knowledge and skills that could transform their future careers.

This program was one of the reasons cited by the Physician Assistant

National Physician Assistant group honors USC’s PA Program

December 7th, 2015|

The Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at Keck Medicine of USC has won a prestigious award from the national Physician Assistant Education Association.

The Excellence Through Diversity Award was presented Nov. 13 during the organization’s Education Forum held in Washington, DC. In addition to the USC winners, the organization recognized nine individuals who were chosen by