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Physician Assistant: Jobs & Professional Organizations


The Physician Assistant program at Duquesne is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP).


For information about state requirements for certification and continuing education, use the links below.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) offers certication and recertication for PAs.

continuing ed

Continuing Education (CE) or Continuing Medical Education (CME) is extremely important in the health professions. CE courses allow professionals to remain up-to-date on the latest practices, technologies, and trends. In most fields, CE units are necessary to maintain certification. Listed below are resources for CE courses.

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These resources are good places to begin searching for PA careers or internships.

DU Resources

Duquesne has career resources as well as a student association. Click the links below to learn more.


PA history

Learn more about the history of the profession at the PA History Society website.



Becoming a member of a professional organization helps you connect with other professionals in the field, continue your education, and find jobs or internships. Some organizations have annual conferences and provide scholarship opportunities for student members.


Social media for professional organizations: