Today marks the first day of orientation for our new class of physician assistant students! We are excited to welcome the PA Class of 2012 to campus. This group of 50 students comes from eleven different states and a variety of backgrounds. The average GPA for the Class of 2012 is 3.55, and the average science GPA is 3.44. On average, they have over 2000 hours of health care experience!
Many of our incoming PA students were accepted into the program nearly nine months ago, so it has been a long time waiting to get started with their PA curriculum. And, once they’re done, job prospects look great. The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies is ranked #1 on Forbes “The Best Master’s Degrees for Jobs” list. The degree offers one of the best salary and employment prospects over the next decade.
The PA Program at DMU is 25 months, with the first year focusing on the didactic curriculum and the second year dedicated to clinical rotations. To get an insider’s view of the PA program, you can read blog posts from PA class of 2011 student, Daley Dodd.
Welcome and good luck to our PA Class of 2012! We’re glad you’re here!