Physician Assistant Studies

#27 Best Physician Assistant Programs

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Congratulations to our 2023 MU PA Preceptors of the Year!

Danielle Storm - 2023 Preceptor of the Year










Congratulations to our 2023 Preceptors of the Year, Danielle Storm and James Humpal!  Thank you for all of your support of the next generation of PA professionals.

James Humpal


Marquette PA Studies Announces National Health Service Corps Scholar Award Recipients: Emily Borkowski, Grace Hoffman, Tessa Rayne, Natalie Roh, Savannah Rygiewicz, and Elizabeth Siikarla.

Emily Borkowski

Emily Borkowski
Emily previously received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Nutrition and English: Literacy and Cultural Studies at UW-La Crosse.  During college, Emily worked as an EMT in Mayo Clinic's Emergency Department.  Additionally, she served as the Director of International Projects and as Co-President of the UWL Organization, Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, where she organized sustainable public-health outreach programs for local and international medically-underserved communities.  The organization largely focused on collaborating with community members to enhance access to medical care and overall wellness for women and children.  Participating in this organization shaped her dedication to underserved populations and increased her desire to practice in pediatrics and women's health. As a physician assistant, her goal is to provide inclusive, comprehensive care while being a source of trust, advocacy, and empowerment for the populations she serves. As a recipient of the NHSC scholarship, she is excited to put these goals into practice and hopes that she can positively impact her patients in the same way that they have impacted her.


Grace Hoffman

Grace Hoffman
Grace grew up in Richfield, WI, about 30 minutes northwest of Milwaukee. She is very passionate about working with underserved, urban populations in the primary care setting.  Her goal is to connect and build trust with the people that she serves, both as a healthcare provider and as a fellow community member.  She reports that she is so appreciative of the opportunity to achieve these goals with the help of the NHSC scholarship.


Tessa Rayne

Tessa Rayne
Tessa is originally from River Falls, WI.  After high school, she attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she studied Kinesiology, Health Equity, and Public Health.  During this time, she took on a research role with the VA hospital and worked for UW Health during their COVID-19 response. As an NHSC scholar, she looks forward to serving rural populations and increasing healthcare access from a provider/patient and provider/community perspective, both within and outside of her Midwest community!


Natalie Roh

Natalie Roh
Natalie is from Neenah, WI and graduated from Marquette University with her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences in May, 2021. Her passion project is learning about the social determinants of health and adverse childhood experiences and the impact they have on patient care. Natalie is particularly interested in working in a primary care, urban setting with patients who are experiencing homelessness, have a history of substance use disorder, and/or are living in poverty - all while implementing trauma-informed care. 


Savannah Rygiewicz

Savannah Rygiewicz
Savannah is from Wind Lake, WI.  She has a passion for primary care and loves the idea of building lifelong relationships with her future patients. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, she has a special interest in not only providing direct patient care, but also tailoring care to meet the cultural, personal, and financial needs of patients.  She is extremely grateful to have been selected as an NHSC scholarship recipient, and she looks forward to being a provider for communities in need.  


Elizabeth Siikarla

Elizabeth Siikarla
Elizabeth is from Valders, WI, and graduated with her degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Wisconsin - La Cross in December, 2020.  With a heart rooted in faith and service, she desires to provide compassionate and effective care to underserved populations.  As a recipient of the NHSC scholarship, Elizabeth is excited to increase access to healthcare, promote patient autonomy, and deliver health solutions to patients and communities in need.  


MU PA SIM Lab Featured in Marquette Television Video

Marquette University Television student journalists visited our program to interview students and faculty about the SIM lab and what it's like to practice with the mannequins as a student.

PA Students Gain Hands-On Experience in 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

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.


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 an average 5 year 100% first time test taker 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.