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Physician Assistant

Physician assistants, under a physician’s supervision, perform many patient care tasks which were traditionally conducted by doctors. They may perform complete physical examinations, give treatment, and prescribe certain drugs and counsel patients on their health problems. While most PA programs train students for general medicine, there are special assistant programs, such as surgeon’s assistant and child health associate.

Application Guide

Learn more about the admission criteria for most physician assistant programs.

Michigan Physician Assistant School Prerequisites

View program requirements for all Michigan physician assistant programs.

Application Cycle Data

View average admissions data for the 2021-2022 application cycle, including number of applications received, average GPA and GRE scores, and programs MSU graduates were accepted to. 

Additional Resources

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