Wayne State Physician Assistant Studies students have many opportunities to serve in the city of Detroit.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.


To advance our accomplishments in research, education and service by cultivating an environment of innovation and excellence. Through these transformative experiences, our students, alumni and faculty will rise to become diverse leaders in the dynamic future of the PA profession. 


The Wayne State University Physician Assistant Studies program educates and trains individuals to become clinically competent medical professionals prepared to deliver quality patient care in the context of a dynamic health care delivery system. 

The didactic and clinical portions of the program reflect a fundamental allegiance to the compassionate delivery of services to those in need. The program implements this commitment through a curriculum that emphasizes the practical and policy issues of health promotion and disease prevention, primary care delivery in inner-city and urban medically underserved areas, and the delivery of care to populations with special needs. 
The PA Studies program is committed to a student-centered approach to graduate education and maintains an atmosphere of mutual respect and an environment promoting personal growth and professional advancement. Graduates of the program are highly qualified, ethical practitioners who are prepared for lifelong learning in all aspects of medicine.