A physician assistant (PA) is a healthcare provider who provides a broad range of services.
What classes do I need to take?
Physician Assistant (PA) program requirements vary widely. Know your PA program early on and learn their course pre-requisites. A list of PA programs in the US and their prerequisites is found at the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Program Directory.
Most common required courses for PA programs
(It is recommended to use the PAEA directory for specific PA schools)
What is the national standardized test?
Not all PA schools require a national standardize test or score. PA programs that do require a test use the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score.
What else should I know?
More information, such as what you should major in at UM-Dearborn and what else you can do to prepare for the profession, can be found on our FAQ page.
- For current UM-Dearborn students, contact Tahnee Prokopow, director of Health Professions Advising or schedule an appointment online (Instructions for scheduling Pre-Health advising appointments).
- For prospective and transfer students, contact UM-Dearborn Admissions.