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Master of Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.) at Grand Valley State University. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Physician Assistant Studies, M.P.A.S.

Physician assistants (PAs) are valued members of the medical community who work with a collaborating physician. They take medical histories, perform physical examinations, make clinical diagnoses, treat illnesses, provide patient education, counsel patients, assist in surgery, create patient orders, interpret lab studies, and prescribe medications.

Job Growth in West Michigan by 2025
GVSU Ranking as West Michigan Talent Provider
Accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

Source: EMSI, 2020

Program Overview

The 28-month Master's degree accepts 48 students each year (36 in Grand Rapids and 12 in Traverse City). Four semesters are spent on campus in lectures, labs, small groups, and simulations. The final three semesters are spent in clinical rotations were students get experiences in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, mental health, surgery, womens health and specialty practices.

Why Choose Physician Assistant Studies at Grand Valley?

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