Pre-Physician Assistant

Anatomy Classroom

Physician assistants

This is without a doubt our fastest growing area of interest within the pre-health sciences at Mercyhurst. Our educational philosophies and representative coursework provide excellent opportunities for students interested in preparing for admission into Physician Assistant school. Physician Assistants provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative health care services under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. Students planning on entering the Physician Assistant field will enjoy both challenges and flexibility in work schedules the profession offers in comparison to other demanding fields of study in the health sciences.


Students will usually meet the requirements for admittance into Physician Assistant School as a Biology major, but may also choose another major of study in consultation with thePre-Health Advisor at Mercyhurst.

The Mercyhurst Advantage

The volunteer opportunities available at Mercyhurst College and within the Erie community present a great variety of ways in which a student could fulfill shadowing requirements or engage in other relevant field experiences in preparation for applying to Physician Assistant school.


Civil War photo exhibit
Photographs of the American Civil War

Dates: Jun 12-Aug 1, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery