#26 Best Physician Assistant Programs

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PA2s Participate in Hands-On DaVinci Robot Simulation Lab

Dr. Georgen from Neenah, WI presented a lecture on the DaVinci Robot which was followed by a hands-on experiential simulation lab experience for our PA-2's!

  • Dr. Georgen demonstrates the DaVinci Robot in the OR Sim
  • A PA2 student controls the DaVinci Robot in the OR Sim
  • PA2 students listen to Dr. Georgen as he demonstrates the DaVinci Robot in the OR Sim

Our Alumni of the Month for June is Katharine Schenck!

We are happy to announce our June Alumni of the Month is Ms. Katharine Schenck.

Katherine Schenck, PA-CKatharine is a 2009 grad from MUPA and is currently working in the ICU at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee. Katharine has been with the group for over 10 years now and is highly regarded amongst all her physician and PA colleagues!  She also precepts all the MUPA students in thier clinical year and is consistently named as one of thier favorites.

We asked Katharine a few questions about what she does and here are her responses:

What are you doing as a PA-C: I work in the ICU with a wonderful group of intensivists and APPs. We manage patients in the medical ICU, cardiac ICU, neuro ICU and burn ICU providing both their medical and procedural care while closely collaborating with other specialty service lines. 

Best MUPA memory: Dr. Cullinan's anatomy class!

What do you miss most about Marquette: I miss the strong sense of community that Marquette provided as well as all of the great opportunities in the biomedical sciences program. There are many times now in clinical practice that I wish I could go back and retake certain classes or listen again to particular lectures.   

Career advice for new graduates: As you start your job search, it is obviously important to find a field that you love and one that challenges you. But I think it is just as important if not more so to find a group of people you genuinely enjoy working with because let's face it there are some days and weeks that you will probably see your co workers more than you will see your family! 


PA Students Lead Campus COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

MU PA Vaccine Clinic

Physician Assistant Ranked #1 of 100 Best Jobs in America

Projected Jobs: 39,300
Median Salary: $112, 260

Physician Assistants work under doctors to care for the sick or injured by interpreting tests and conducting exams. READ MORE >>

Marquette PA Studies Announces Allison Woodworth: National Health Service Corps Scholar Award

Allison Woodworth

Allison is from Platteville, WI and completed her Biomedical Science degree from Marquette in May, 2020. She is a first year student in the PA program at Marquette and was awarded this highly competitive scholarship to serve in a health professional shortage area. Congratulations Allison!

Marquette University opens $18.5 million physician assistant studies building (BizTimes)

Have No Doubts

Upon breaking ground on a new Physician Assistant building, Kristina Sit, now a postgraduate fellow, reflects on what makes the program special.

PA continues to have 100% pass rate on National PANCE

The next time you're treated by a Marquette physician assistant, know that you're in the hands of one of the nation's best. Marquette PA students Class of 2020 has a 100% first time pass rate on the national PANCE Certification.

Postgraduate Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Program

Marquette University’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies offers a one-year emergency medicine fellowship at Marquette, Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.



Girls, Inc. PA-2 Students provide an overview of the PA profession and encourage girls to be healthy, educated, and independent.

$18.5 million building for Physician Assistant program MU hopes will become tops in the nation (Urban Milwaukee)

PA address health care shortage by expanding its program (Journal Sentinel)

To help address the provider gap in primary care, Marquette University is constructing a new facility for its nationally ranked Physician Assistant Studies program. The 44,000-square-foot, $18.5 million building, which will open to students in time for the fall 2019 semester, will facilitate program growth to position it as one of the largest such programs in the region and nation.