What Sets UM-Flint's Physician Assistant Program Apart?
The Master of Science, Physician Assistant (PA) Program at the University of Michigan-Flint will provide exceptional classroom, laboratory, and clinical training so that graduates of the program will be highly prepared 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 first cohort class of 40 students will be admitted for a January 2021 start-date, pending ARC-PA approval. Please fill out an inquiry form to stay updated.
The U-M PA Program
The University of Michigan has a storied history of outstanding health care degrees. From Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor to the Doctor of Physical Therapy in Flint, our programs are among the nation’s best in preparing successful physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other medical leaders. The PA program on the Flint campus looks to continue that reputation by employing leading faculty, utilizing state-of-the-art laboratory space, and offering high-quality clinical experiences.
TOP clinical Rotations
Students in this program will look forward to delving into many different types of clinical opportunities. Rotations will take place throughout Michigan Medicine, UM health affiliates, Genesee County hospital systems, and Hamilton Community Health Center among others with options for specialty clinical rotations. Our curriculum is strengthened by collaborations within and across UM partnerships such as the School of Dentistry and PTHeart, our pro-bono health education and physical therapy clinic.
COMFORTABLE COHORT STRUCTURE
A Top Career
In addition to the job growth taking place, the physician assistant profession is currently ranked #2 in Best Health Care Jobs by U.S. News & World Report and a Top 10 Best Master's Degree by Forbes.
Statement from ARC-PA
The University of Michigan- Flint is a developing PA Program. We will begin our first class in January, 2021. Please note the following statement from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
The University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) Master of Science, Physician Assistant (PA) Program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). UM-Flint anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2021, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2020 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appears to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Admission decisions will not be made until successful provisional accreditation is granted. Program applicants will be notified as soon as the Program is informed of accreditation process results. In the event that the program does not achieve provisional accreditation, UM-Flint Graduate Application fees will not be refunded.
More information on accreditation is available at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation/, or at: Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc., 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, GA 30097, (770) 476-1224.