Wayne State University

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*Last updated January 25th, 2023

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the Wayne State University Physician Assistant Studies program is to develop proficient physician assistants centered in an urban environment who are dedicated to the practice of medicine and service to diverse communities.
Unique Program Features
1. Anatomy- dissection cadaver lab 2. Patient contact beginning first semester 3. Lectures provided by experts in their field 4. Clinical rotations in a variety of medical systems 5. Strong emphasis on physical exam skills 6. Use of Clinical skills center with standardized patients for assessments
Curriculum Focus
Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Early Clinical Exposure; Hybrid of Traditional or Case-Based Learning
Credentials Offered
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Doctorate Degree Offered
No information provided
Type of Masters Degree
MPAS: Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Program Length
24 Months
Start Month
May 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
50
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview; Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Admission Type
Regular - All applications are reviewed once the set deadline has passed

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
09/01/2023
Deadline Requirement
Orange-Complete only: the application has been submitted, payment, all transcripts, and at least two evaluation letters must be received by CASPA by the posted deadline.

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Tuition
No information provided
Resident Tuition
$72,101
Non-Resident Tuition
$138,784
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$1,000
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
No
International Applicants Accepted
Yes
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
45
Male
5
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
8
Black or African American
1
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
1
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
-
White
41
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
151
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4.2
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
151

GRE Average Percentiles

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
48
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
60
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
37

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
3
Types of References Required
No restrictions
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.00
Standardized Test(s) Required
GRE (will not accept MCAT)
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
500
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
2 Years
Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Recommended but not required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
500
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
2 Years
Other Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Recommended but not required
Shadowing a Physician
Not Required
Shadowing other health care provider
Recommended but not required
Clinical and/or non-clinical research
Not Required
Virtual Health Care Accepted
No
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
6 Years
Human Anatomy
3 Credit(s)
Biology (general)
3 Credit(s)
Microbiology
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Chemistry (general)
3 Credit(s)
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s)
Medical Terminology
2 Credit(s)
Statistics
2 Credit(s)
English
6 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)