University of Michigan-Flint Master of Science Physician Assistant Program

Welcome to the University of Michigan-Flint Master of Science Physician Assistant Program

We are the Physician Assistant Program of the University of Michigan and are housed in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint campus. We are happy that you are considering becoming a member of the UM-Flint MSPA Inaugural Class of 2023, with a January 2021 start date. We have been busy preparing for your arrival and are planning a program that will graduate exemplary PA clinicians, leaders, and advocates. 

Key Deadline Dates:

  • CASPA application available: October 1, 2019- February 1, 2020
  • CASPA Application and UM-Flint Application Fee due: February 1, 2020
  • CASPA Application Verification Deadline: March 1, 2020

Through the admission process, we aim to identify and matriculate students who align with the UM-Flint mission and vision. To determine if the UM-Flint PA Program is right for you, be sure to review the Mission Statement, Vision, and Desired Candidate Attributes.

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. Please fill out an inquiry form to stay updated.

UM-FLINT PA PROGRAM INQUIRY FORM

PA Program Accreditation

The University of Michigan- Flint is a developing PA Program, active in preparation for entry into accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) via the provisional accreditation pathway. The ARC-PA has determined that our institution has met the basic eligibility requirements to apply for accreditation, as noted in the Accreditation Standards. We do not yet possess an accreditation status from the ARC-PA, nor are we guaranteed to achieve provisional accreditation.

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 June 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.