FEATURED ASSOCIATE: University of Michigan – Flint

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Physician Assistant program was proud to welcome its inaugural class of 40 students in January 2021, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic! That first class started clinical rotations in 2022 and will graduate in summer 2023. The program is the first and only PA program offered on any of the University of Michigan’s three campuses. UM-Flint also offers a dual PA/MBA degree option.

A new cohort matriculates each January. The program welcomed its third cohort in January 2023, this one with an expanded cohort size of 50 students.

The 28-month MSPA program aims to cultivate exemplary physician assistant practitioners, leaders, and advocates for the profession and public health through best practices in teaching, learning, and service to  the diverse local community in Flint, Michigan and beyond. The program is involved with the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA) and sees students attend their annual conference and work closely with them on legislative advocacy.

The 16-month didactic curriculum builds on a strong science foundation with a systems based curriculum complemented by course material addressing professional development and public health. In the final 12-months of the curriculum students complete 11 4-week clinical rotations in internal medicine, surgery, geriatrics, emergency medicine, women’s health, family medicine, pediatrics, and behavioral medicine with additional elective rotations.

For more information on the University of Michigan – Flint PA Program, please click here.