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Physician Assistant (PA) Program

Contact

Graduate Admission: (440) 826-8012, (877) 292-7759, paprogram@bw.edu
Winnie Gerhardt, (440) 826-8002, wgerhard@bw.edu
Amiyra Alveranga, (440) 826-8005, aalveran@bw.edu
Physician Assistant Program: (440) 826-2221, ccross@bw.edu

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Overview

Baldwin Wallace's two-year Master of Medical Science physician assistant program provides integrated learning that combines classroom rigor with comprehensive clinical practice, leading to a professional career as a physician assistant.

  • 24-month program. BW’s MMS physician assistant program begins in May each year. Students complete a comprehensive didactic and clinical curriculum with placements across Northeast Ohio so that they are qualified to sit for the PANCE exam and pursue employment opportunities sooner than other graduating PA classes in the area. While intensive in nature, BW’s PA program requires more than 2,000 clinical hours, and students benefit from three elective clinical placements.
  • Class size averages 30 students. Hallmark to the Baldwin Wallace education are a commitment to small classes, faculty mentoring and a strong sense of community shared by students, faculty and staff. There is tremendous support and commitment to your success.
  • Outstanding faculty and facilities. The PA faculty is comprised of physician assistants, physicians and medical professionals who have expertise both in the field and the classroom. All faculty who are physician assistants continue to work clinically, keeping their skills and knowledge current in today’s changing health care environment. Students learn in a state-of-the-art cadaver lab.
  • Ideal location. BW's suburban campus in Berea, Ohio, is just minutes from internationally ranked and renowned medical facilities that offer outstanding career opportunities in all aspects of health care. As a student in the PA program, you'll complete more than 2,000 hours of clinical experience working with practicing professionals in a variety of settings, from major research hospitals to clinics and extended care facilities.
  • 100% pass rate on PANCE. BW's first class of the physician assistant program graduated in May 2015. Students who graduated from BW's physician assistant program in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE).
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  • Students practicing medical techniques on a mannequin
  • Students looking over a medical chart
  • Students looking over a specimen

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