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Marshall B. Ketchum University Celebrates National PA (Physician Assistants) Week


On August 18, 2014, members of the first Physician Assistant class in Orange County began their 27 month journey at Marshall B. Ketchum University’s School of Physician Assistant Studies. This week, MBKU is very proud to recognize the PAs who serve on our faculty as well as the 28 PA students who make up our inaugural class during National PA Week, Oct. 6-12.

The physician assistant profession is growing faster than ever at a time when Americans need quality medical providers in every community. Presently, there are 100,000 PAs in America who are nationally certified and licensed at the state level to practice medicine, and are authorized to prescribe medication in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories, with the exception of Puerto Rico.

“Our mission at the School of Physician Assistant Studies is to educate individuals to become compassionate physician assistants who can provide the highest quality health care, are dedicated to their communities and practice evidence-based medicine while promoting population health and advancing the Physician Assistant profession,” said Dean of the College of Health Sciences Judy Ortiz, MHS, MS, PA-C.

MBKU campus events will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 each day and range from wearing pink to celebrate breast cancer awareness month to celebrating World Sight Day by wearing sunglasses and using the hashtag #GIVESIGHT on social media.