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Pre-physician Assistant Advisors

Manuel Campos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
SJU 210 New Science Center
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University

320-363-3180

[email protected]

David Mitchell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
SJU 214 New Science Center
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University

320-363-3268

[email protected]

Clark Cotton, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
SJU PEngl 305
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University
320-363-2563

[email protected]

Pre-physician Assistant

Physician assistants (PAs) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs:

  • Conduct physical exams
  • Diagnose and treat illnesses
  • Order and interpret tests
  • Counsel on preventive health care
  • Assist in surgery
  • Write prescriptions (in most states)

Physician assistants are found in all areas of medicine. Today, over 50 percent of all physician assistants practice what is known as "primary care medicine" - that is family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. About 19 percent are in surgery or the surgical subspecialties.

Physician assistants receive a broad education in medicine. Their education is ongoing after graduation through continuing medical education requirements and continual interaction with physicians and other health care providers.

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Contact Us

Pre-physician Assistant Advisors

Manuel Campos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
SJU 210 New Science Center
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University

320-363-3180

[email protected]

David Mitchell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
SJU 214 New Science Center
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University

320-363-3268

[email protected]

Clark Cotton, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
SJU PEngl 305
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University
320-363-2563

[email protected]