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Grand Valley State University    
  Jan 23, 2018
2011-2012 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

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Preprofessional Curriculum Course Requirements

One course in general biology
One course in general chemistry
One course in human genetics
One course in organic chemistry
One course in biochemistry*
One course in human anatomy*
One course in human physiology*
One course in statistics
One course in psychology
One course in microbiology
One course in physics

*This course must have been completed within the last five years or be retaken. Applicants may also take higher level courses or competency examinations for credit. Waivers of the five-year rule may be granted on a case-by-case basis for candidates with documented academic excellence and appropriate clinical experience at the discretion of the admissions committee or the PAS program director.

Professional Curriculum Course Recommendations**

One course in medical ethics
One course in pharmacology
One course in pathophysiology
One course in nutrition
One course in computer science
One lab course in human cadaver anatomy

**These courses have been found beneficial for success in the program, but are not required to apply.

Professional Curriculum Course Requirements for the M.P.A.S. degree

Professional Level Curriculum

First Professional Year

Second Professional Year

Spring/Summer—Semester Six Credits: 12

Third Professional Year

Fall—Semester Seven Credits: 15

Total Professional Curriculum

103 Credits.

Physician Assistant Studies Program Description

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