Four local students recently graduated from the Physician’s Assistant Program at King’s College.
Megan Bresnahan, Allison Passarella, Evan Skene and Brian Wisowaty, all of Greater Pittston, were among 66 students who completed the Physician Assistant Studies master’s degree program. The students received their degrees at the college’s annual summer commencement ceremonies. This class of 2019 is the 43rd graduating class of the King’s PA program.
Upon graduating, PAs must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) to receive national certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), the only certifying organization for physician’s assistants in the United States.
As a part of their responsibilities, PAs perform physical examinations, diagnose illnesses, develop and carry out medical treatment plans, order and interpret lab tests, assist in surgery, provide patient education and prescribe medications.
PAs are employed in virtually all types of health care settings, including private offices, clinics and hospitals. PAs can practice in almost any field of medicine, including family practice, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and orthopedics, to name a few.
King’s College Physician’s Assistant graduates have achieved placements throughout the country and many are working in medically underserved areas.