A physician assistant (PA) is a healthcare provider who provides a broad range of medical services.
What classes do I need to take?
Physician Assistant (PA) program requirements vary widely. Know your PA program early on! Learn their course pre-requisites, clinical expectations, GRE and other requirements. A list of PA programs in the US and their prerequisites is found at the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Program Directory
Once you have decided on your PA programs, create your own excel spreadsheet of course pre-requsites and other requirements.
What is the national standardized test?
Not all PA programs require a national standardize test or score.
Some PA graduate programs required the ETS Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test (not any of the subject tests). The best way to prepare for the general GRE test is to use the ETS free test preparation material on prepare for the general GRE.
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 in our FAQ section.