The Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) Department is committed to upholding the pillars of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.  This commitment has been enhanced by the development of the Physician Assistant Studies Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Advisory Committee. This group of students and faculty are resolved to promote, advise, and assess the program in these four areas.


The GVSU PAS Department is resolved to support the following actions:

  • Hire diverse faculty and staff
  • Accept a diverse cohort of students
  • Implement a curriculum that includes education on diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
  • Promote a culture of inclusivity
  • Continuously assess actions toward these efforts


In a desire to be more inclusive, the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) Program, in conjunction with the PAS students has developed the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Advisory Committee. This committee includes students and faculty that are committed to placing the pillars of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice at the forefront our program.

In order to uphold these pillars, the GVSU PA DEIJ committee is resolved to encourage and support the following actions: hiring diverse faculty and staff; accepting a diverse cohort of students; implementing curriculum that includes education on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; promoting a culture of inclusivity within the program; and continuously assessing actions towards this effort.

The faculty and students at GVSU are actively engaged in providing education about health inequities and disparities using an inclusive and holistic approach. The GVSU PA program supports the tenets of cultural competence, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice for all seeking health care.

Supported by the GVSU DEIJ Advisory Committee including Charles Craig, Zoie Hulst, Noelle Kraus, Michelle Magnusson, Kayla Malackowski, Josh Marvil, Brett Miller, Madison Miller, Marisa Rogers, Dr. Booth, Dr. Christensen, Micah Foster, Dr. Paulson, Amanda Reddy.  

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