Physician Assistant

  • A female physician assistant student examining a young boy.
  • A group of physician assistant students and instructors posing for a photo.
  • A photo of students in front of their project.

The Western Michigan University Department of Physician Assistant offers an entry-level, full-time, 24-month, professional education curriculum that leads to a Master of Science in Medicine degree. The first year focuses primarily on classroom and laboratory instruction and includes a component that addresses research issues pertinent to physician assistants. The second, or clinical, year includes a variety of experiences in community teaching hospitals, clinics and physician offices.

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2015 Information sessions

  • April 10, 2:30 p.m., room 1010
  • June 10, 1 p.m., room 4095
  • Aug. 11, 10 a.m., room 1010
  • Sept. 10, 1 p.m., room TBD
  • Oct. 6, 2 p.m., room TBD

All sessions will be held in the College of Health and Human Services. Parking will be available in Lot 104. Please park in a non-metered spot.

Photo of Eric Vangsnes and Kelley Giovanini.PA student awarded scholarship
Kelley Giovannini, a second year Physician Assistant student at WMU, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Michigan Physician Assistant Foundation.