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. Our Master of Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.) program is fully accredited by The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA.)
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.
May 07, 2015
Students, faculty and staff at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences and the Traverse City Center went pink May 6 in memory of Stephanie Urbanawiz, a physician assistant studies major who died in February after battling breast cancer.
March 09, 2015
Stephanie Anne Urbanawiz, a graduate student majoring in physician assistant studies, died February 28 after battling breast cancer. She was 29.
November 12, 2014
Administrators and faculty members celebrated the expansion of Grand Valley's physician assistant program in Traverse City November 11.