Grand Valley State University's Master of Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.) is offered through the university's College of Health Professions and is designed for practitioners seeking a terminal degree in physician assistant studies.
Working under the direct supervision of Physicians, a Physician Assistant takes patient histories, performs physical examinations, diagnoses and treats illnesses, gives medical advice, counsels patients, sets fractures, assists in surgery, and orders and interprets diagnostic tests.
- Hands-on. Students spend their final three semesters by working in clinics, emergency departments, and hospitals around Michigan communities, and some out-of-state or international communities.
- Accredited. GVSU physician assistant studies program, its students, and its graduates is a fully accredited Physician Assistant program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA) recognize the GVSU physician assistant studies program, its students, and its graduates as an official PA program.
- Convenient. The Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences puts students in the heart of Grand Rapid’s Health Hill near the Van Andel Research Institute, Spectrum Health, St. Mary’s Health Care, and other scientific health care providers and businesses.
The $30 application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.
There are application deadlines for the program so please see Admission Requirements for more detail.
The Master of Physicians Assistant M.P.A.S program is a minimum of 103 credits.
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