Discover what makes a competitive candidate to our PA program, what our admission process entails, and learn the differences between our required and recommended requisites.
Physician Assistants (PAs) are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, educate patients, and prescribe medications. The WSU PA Program is a two-year, full-time, intensive graduate level program that will train individuals with clinical experience and a strong academic background for careers as physician assistants and leaders in the field of medicine.
WSU has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The WSU PA Program anticipates matriculating its first class in January, 2023 pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the September, 2022 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 appear 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.
The healthcare industry aims to achieve patients' success and well-being through what's called the Triple Aim. This term means the simultaneous pursuit of high quality care at a low cost, with all demographic and socioeconomic access.
At the Dumke College of Health Professions we believe your education should be treated the same way! And our award-winning University is dedicated to your student success!