Pre-Physician Assistant Track

The Western Michigan University Department of Physician Assistant recommends the following track in the Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary health services to adequately prepare students to apply to the Physician Assistant program. However, completion of this track does not guarantee admission to the Physician Assistant Graduate program.

Pre-professional sequence

BIOS 1600:  Biological Form and Function
BIOS 1610:  Molecular and Cellular Biology
BIOS 1620:  Ecology and Evolution
BIOS 2110:  Human Anatomy*
CHEM 1100/1110:   General Chemistry With Lab
HSV  2250:   Growth, Development and Aging*
MDSC 2010: Medical Terminology

Professional core

HOL 4700: Relationship-Centered Skills
HSV 3700: The Health System and Its Environment (formerly HSV 4810)
HSV 3900: Core Competencies and Contemporary Issues in Health and Healthcare
                   (formerly HSV 4850)
HSV 4100: Legal Issues in Health and Human Services
HSV 4200 (changes to HSV 3000 in fall 2019): Research and Statistics
HSV 4400: Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Human Services
HSV 4800: Health Services Practice Management
HSV 4860: Health Literacy Practices
HSV 4880: Psychosocial Issues in Health and Human Services

One of the following
PHIL 2010: Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 3340: Biomedical Ethics

Physician assistant concentration

BIOS 2320: Microbiology and Infectious Diseases* or BIOS 3120 Microbiology*
BIOS 2500: Genetics
BIOS 3500: Human Physiology for Majors*
CHEM 1120/1130: General Chemistry II
CHEM 3550/3560: Introductory Biochemistry*
CHEM 3700/3710: Introduction to Organic Chemistry
MDSC 4390: Pharmacology for Health Professionals
MDSC 4450: Pathophysiology for the Health Professional
STAT 2600: Elementary Statistics* or STAT 3660: Introduction to Statistics*

Capstone experience

HSV 4900: Internship

* Denotes prerequisites to WMU PA program