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Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo,
MI
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo,
MI
49008

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

pa-info@wmich.edu
269-387-5311

Program Information

Length of Program:

24 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

Not Stated on School Website

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Probation

Students per Class:

40

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

92%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$88,234 / $121,649   Includes living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

December 1
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

3.44

Average Science GPA:   

3.27

Other GPA Requirements: 

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or above.

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

1000 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

0 Years

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
The CASPA application is due December 1st and all pending coursework must be completed by December 31st.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters
Recommended
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
1 Semester
Required
Must be an upper-level course
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
1 Semester
Recommended
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
For human anatomy, one full semester of stand-alone anatomy or two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology I & II are accepted for this requirement. For Physiology, a broad based upper level (300 or 3000+) physiology course will fulfill this requirement. Combined Anatomy and Physiology I & II does not fulfill this requirement.
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Developmental Psychology (Life Span) required. Introductory psychology or abnormal psychology courses do not meet this requirement.
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Statistics must contain descriptive analysis and inferential methods.
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
Credit/no credit or pass/fail grades of prerequisites taken during the spring semester of 2020 will be accepted, as long as the minimum grade required for credit or a pass grade is a C or higher.
Other Recommendations

None.

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