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Are you interested in a medical career with loads of benefits and a great salary? Or maybe you’re already in the medical field, but you’re looking to take that next step. Either way, becoming a physician assistant might be right for you. Physician assistants fill a vital role in the healthcare field, working with doctors to care for patients at a high level — they even write prescriptions — but unlike doctors, they jump right into practice from school. Sound good? Learn more about whether the Physician Assistant program at University of Detroit Mercy is right for you.

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Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Detroit Mercy’s PA program was one of the first of its kind in the state, and is nationally recognized for its academic excellence.
  • The Five-Year Bachelor/Master’s Program lets qualified students save a year of time (and tuition!) in getting that highly sought after degree.
  • Detroit Mercy PA graduates’ National Certification Examination pass rates exceed the national average.
  • Small class sizes — our average student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1; that means plenty of individualized attention aimed at making sure our students succeed.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education. We don’t just teach physician assistant studies; we create community leaders.

Your Boundless Future

With a projected physician shortage by 2020, Physician Assistants will play a critical role in meeting the primary care needs of an aging population in the United States. Physician Assistant is one of today's fastest growing health care professions, with a salary reflective of the demand.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for this profession.

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Amy Dereczyk
Associate Professor of Physician Assistant
313-993-1797
dereczal@udmercy.edu

Featured Alumnus

Mark Moot '01

“I’m proud to be an alumnus of University of Detroit Mercy. I chose the program because at the time I considered it the best in the state and it still has a very strong reputation.”

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