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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.

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.

Seeing challenges as opportunities rather than roadblocks

An outdoor sport enthusiast and adrenaline seeker, Garrett Bazany is no stranger to creating his own path—whether down a snow-covered mountain or over perilous rapids. He's traversed obstacles on his career path as well.

Read the story on WMU News


2020 CHHS Impact Report

The Department of Physician Assistant is featured in the 2020 College of Health and Human Services Impact Report, both in the photos of our safe return to campus this summer, and in an article highlighting our holistic admissions process.


Department of Physician Assistant Information Sessions

Information sessions have been completed for our 2020 application cycle. The sessions will resume in March 2021 in preparation for the 2021 application cycle. In the meantime, any application questions can be sent to pa-info@wmich.edu. This inbox is being monitored on a regular basis. 

PA Pulse Newsletters

PA Pulse LogoIn August 2018, the Department of Physician Assistant issued its first e-newsletter - PA Pulse. Use the links below to view the web versions. 

Use our contact us form to sign up to receive future issues.