Why choose pre-physician assistant studies at North Central College?
A physician assistant is a trained professional who provides diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative health care services under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. By studying at North Central College, you can experience opportunities that will prepare you for admission to a graduate program that can lead to a career as a physician assistant.
At North Central, you’ll study biology, chemistry and other subjects. You’ll be pushed to master writing and communication skills that will help prepare you to relate to patients and colleagues. You’ll get to know the professors who teach in North Central’s smaller classes, and when you need a letter of recommendation your teachers will know just what to say about you.
You’ll have opportunities to gain valuable experience job shadowing medical professionals or volunteering at nearby health care facilities, including Harbor Light Hospice in Glen Ellyn, St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville and Edward Medical Group in Naperville.
You can also:
- Network with alumni and peers through North Central’s student-run Pre-Health Organization.
- Conduct research on your own, with peers or a faculty member during North Central’s Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium and present your findings at the Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research or the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research.
- Pursue research interests anywhere in the world by applying for a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant.
- Work with North Central's dedicated pre-health advisor.