medical diagnostics (pre-physician assistant)

What is Medical Diagnostics with a Pre-PA concentration (MDD-PPA)?

Medical Diagnostics is a clinically oriented science program that incorporates the basic science courses required for admission to PA school complemented by medically related courses that encompass the diagnosis and treatment of disease. 

What will I learn in the MDD-PPA major?

You will learn the pathophysiology of disease in five major areas of study: clinical chemistry, hematology/hemostasis, immunology, immunohematology, and medical microbiology. You will also study a wide range of disease processes and patient diagnostic patterns, and apply this information to patient case studies.

What is unique about this program?

The program is taught by excellent faculty working at the frontiers of their field. 

What can I do with a degree in MDD-PPA from UD?

The demand for physician assistants (PAs) has increased tremendously and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment to grow 27% by 2032. 

Our Medical Diagnostics Pre-PA graduates have been accepted to PA programs at these institutions: 

  • Arcadia University
  • Chamberlain University
  • Cornell University
  • DeSales University
  • Drexel University
  • Hofstra University
  • Ithaca University
  • Kean University
  • Keiser University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Lockhaven University
  • Long Island University
  • Marist University
  • Mercy University
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Pace University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rush University
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Salus University
  • Seton Hall University
  • South College
  • Stony Brook University
  • Temple University
  • The George Washington University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • Xavier University
  • Yale University