Physician Assistant

  • A female physician assistant student examining a young boy.
  • A group of physician assistant students and instructors posing for a photo.
  • A photo of students in front of their project.

The Western Michigan University Department of Physician Assistant offers an entry-level, full-time, 24-month, professional education curriculum that leads to a Master of Science in Medicine degree. The first year focuses primarily on classroom and laboratory instruction and includes a component that addresses research issues pertinent to physician assistants. The second, or clinical, year includes a variety of experiences in community teaching hospitals, clinics and physician offices.