Pre-Physician Assistant Preparation

Physician assistants (PAs) are able to examine, diagnose, and treat patients under a doctor’s supervision. They practice medicine as part of a team that includes physicians, surgeons, and other health-care professionals.

Physician assistants work in all areas of medicine. You can choose a primary care setting or specialize in another area, such as emergency medicine. In some cases, PAs serve as primary care providers. They must still collaborate with a physician on patient treatment. Most PAs work full time—about 40 hours per week. They might work at night, on weekends, and during holidays.

Health-Related Activities

Admissions committees expect you to have experience in health-care settings. It is essential to have job-shadowing, clinical observation, or other health-related experiences like volunteering, working, or in certain research settings. No matter how you get your experience, you need to show that you’ve had some type of patient interaction or engagement in addition to observation. The more patient engagement you have, the better. Experiences will also help you with content for your personal statement and topics to talk about during your interview.

Our flexible schedules and accelerated classes are geared toward a college student looking to get the CLINICAL or PATIENT CONTACT Hours they need to be competitive in applying for admission.

Our December 16, 2019 Classes in Lansing are designed to allow students to complete these classes over Christmas Break this December.

Communities Served

Belding
Burton
Byron
Carson City
Charlotte
Clio
Corunna
Davison

DeWitt
Durand
East Lansing
Eaton Rapids
Fenton
Flint Township
Flushing
Fowlerville

Gaines
Gaines
Genesee County
Goodrich
Grand Blanc
Grand Ledge
Greenville
Hadley

Haslett
Holly
Holt
Ionia
Laingsburg
Lansing
Lapeer
Lapeer County

Linden
Mason
Montrose
Mt. Morris
Newark
Okemos
Owosso
Perry

Portland
Potterville
Shiawassee County
St Johns
Swartz Creek
Webberville
Williamson