Grand Valley State University's Physician Assistant Studies is part of the university's College of Health Professions offering a program designed for practitioners seeking a career as a Physician Assistant.
Graduates of the GVSU PAS program are eligible to take the National Certification Commission on Physician Assistants’ (NCCPA) Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE), and may apply for licensure in any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. Graduates seeking employment in states other than Michigan may obtain further information on submission of a state-specific licensure application from American Academy of Physicians website or the respective state. Further information can be found on the AAPA website.
GVSU Moving to CASPA
The GVSU PAS program is using CASPA (Central Application Service for Physician Assistants) for the upcoming application cycle! CASPA is a service of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and has been established since 2001. The CASPA application process is designed to simplify the PA school application process by allowing students to apply to several programs with only one application. Currently 95% of accredited PA programs across the country use CASPA to process applications. Visit the GVSU PAS admissions webpage (https://www.gvsu.edu/pas/admissions-criteria-91.htm) or CASPA (https://caspa.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login) for additional information.