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You might be wondering what distinguishes Physician Assistant Studies from other medical professions. There are many reasons why opting for a career as a physician assistant may be the right choice for you. This is a great path for someone who wants to work with patients in a hands-on way, have a quicker time-to-degree and enjoy greater flexibility in the clinical, medical and surgical settings. From operating rooms to pediatric offices and any other clinical site, PAs are a staple of health care teams, providing expertise and knowledge to health care practices by diagnosing, treating and maintaining the health of patients. The award-winning and internationally recognized faculty in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Pitt are commmitted to the development of highly qualified physician assistants who will serve as tomorrow’s leaders in the delivery of health care, patient education and professional service.