About this course
Small class sizes, faculty mentoring and collaborative learning are the hallmarks of a Baldwin Wallace education. In combination with our holistic approach to learning, BW's Master of Medical Science (MMS) physician assistant program prepares you to be a patient-care provider across diverse health care settings.
Through coursework and clinical rotations, you’ll gain extensive integrated and diagnostic medical sciences training designed to build proficiencies in critical thinking and problem solving. Upon completion, you’ll earn the MMS degree and be prepared to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE).
Admission to the physician assistant program is a highly selective and competitive process, seeking to enroll candidates with the strongest academic preparation and a diversity of backgrounds and achievements.
The admission committee carefully reviews the academic preparation and achievements of each candidate for admission. Selection is based on a combination of factors: academic performance (GPA and GRE), letters of recommendation, personal narrative, shadowing experience with physician assistants working in the field, life/work experiences and an on-campus interview with program faculty.
In addition to these application criteria, preferences for selection include:
Candidates with direct patient care experience
Baldwin Wallace University alumni
Applicants to the PA program must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Minimum cumulative GPA and science GPA must be at least 3.0. The average cumulative and science GPAs for candidates selected for admission to the 2015 PA cohort is 3.8.