Physician Assistant Studies

LC State to Idaho State Pathway

The Partnership. LC State is proud to partner with ISU to help meet the vital health care education needs of north and south Idaho, and to offer students a pathway to a fulfilling career as a Physician Assistant (PA). The partnership was launched in 2023 (see announcement).

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The Demand. According to the Idaho Department of Labor, Physician Assistants are in the top 10 on the Hot Jobs list for north Idaho, and ISU offers the only Physician Assistant studies program in the state.

The Delivery. The LC State-ISU pathway gives LC State students the opportunity to complete undergraduate coursework at the LC campus and complete required PA program experiential (clinical) rotations at sites throughout northern Idaho.

The Degree. The PA program at ISU awards a Master's of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree and a PA certificate upon successful completion of its 24 month graduate curriculum.

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Physician Assistant Studies

The Physician Assistant Program at Idaho State University is the only PA Program in the state of Idaho. Learn more and apply for the ISU program at the link below.