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Physician Assistant

A path to gain entry to a physician assistant school.


General Entrance Requirements for PA Programs
Bachelor’s Degree
Pre-requisite Courses (varies per institution)
Required Shadowing Hours (varies per institution)
Extracurricular Activities
Strong Letters of Recommendation
Patient Care Experience Hours (varies per institution)

MSU Pre-PA Advising 
One on One, individualized meetings. 
Navigating prerequisites for application into the professional schools of your choice.
Discussing plans for observation, campus involvement, letters of recommendation, and other competitive factors.
Planning options for hands-on patient care experience hours.
Set up periodic appointments once or twice a year to plan out a timeline for completion of prerequisites, observation, GRE testing, and professional school applications. 
Guidance with professional school resumes and essays.


For assistance in planning a pre-PA path at MSU, contact Claire Palmer