Physician Assistant Degree Program Arrives at LSUHSC
This January, the LSU Health Sciences Center jumps on the health education bandwagon as it inaugurates a brand-new ARC-PA accredited physician assistant training program. LSUHSC’s 29-month program of study in evidence-based medicine will instruct its students in patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment.
Dr. Charles L. Hudson first proposed the creation of a physician’s assistant position at a 1961 meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) as a way to mitigate the decline in primary care providers. Ranked second in CNN Money Magazine’s “Best Jobs in America 2010,” this career’s “average annual pay was $86,410 in 2010 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Federal labor officials projected a 30 percent growth rate in the occupation between 2010 and 2020.”
The John P. Isché Library would like to take this opportunity to welcome LSUHSC’s 30 new students to the School of Allied Health Professionals! We look forward to introducing you to all our Library has to offer.