Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Our program will prepare you to provide high-quality health care in a respectful, caring manner.

Health Professions

Preparing you to provide quality healthcare to those in need

Are you looking to take the next step in your medical career? As one of the fastest growing professions in the country, becoming a Physician Assistant (PA) is a great option. You’ll have the advanced training to collaborate with one or more physicians and be able to examine, diagnose, treat, and counsel patients. There is a significant need in healthcare for high-level professionals – Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the profession will increase 37 percent from 2016 to 2026. We are excited to announce that our PA program is planning to enroll its first class in the fall of 2019.

Program Overview
Coming Fall 2019

This 27 month, full-time, year-round program is designed to prepare students to become competent physician assistants who provide quality health care in a respectful, culturally sensitive, caring and knowledgeable manner. Experienced faculty will guide the didactic program along with high-quality clinical experiences to prepare our students to pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and apply for licensure in any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.

Our program will offer didactic and laboratory training experience in new, proposed, state of the art facilities including an on campus cadaver lab as well as an all-purpose training room. Our small class size of 32 students will allow students personalized instruction with a lower student-to-faculty ratio.

You will participate in small group discussions, classroom lectures, hands-on learning as well as online instruction. This also includes simulation laboratory training to facilitate a ‘real world’ setting. You will also have the opportunity to experience a broad range of clinical experiences in top hospitals and clinics throughout the southeast and mid-Michigan region during your 12 months of clinical rotations.

Program requirements and application deadlines - coming soon!

Questions? Please contact:
Christine Oldenburg-McGee, MA Ed, MS PA-C, CAQ-EM
Program Director
gradpa@cuaa.edu
734-995-4805
What to Expect

Physician Assistants (PA) are licensed health care professionals who practice medicine with supervision of an MD or DO. PAs in conjunction with their supervising physician provide patient care by taking histories, performing physical examinations, diagnosing injuries and illnesses, prescribing, assisting in surgery, educating patients on prevention as well as their conditions, and ordering and interpreting lab and radiologic results. PAs work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, universities, governmental services, and industries.

Upon graduation, there are opportunities to work in all the different specialties of medicine. Graduates must successfully complete the PA program that is accredited by the ARC-PA and pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) in order to obtain a license in the state(s) they desire to practice.  PAs are required to complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and continue to pass the Physician Assistant Recertifying Examination (PANRE) every ten years to maintain certification.

Licensure / Certifications
Once the CUAA program is accredited, graduates take the PANCE exam after successful completion from the program. Licensure is required in all states.
Locations
  • Ann Arbor