Admission

Welcome to Miami University’s Master of Medical Science in Physician Associate Studies.

Our 27-month program, offered at the beautiful Oxford campus, offers students an integrative curriculum, using several methods of delivery, exploration and technologies which will serve the interests of all learners.

The curriculum is built around introductory sciences, exploration of organ systems using modular strategies, and focus on disciplinary talents prior to clinical rotations. During the program, students will consider their role as pragmatic clinical researchers and stewards of emerging technologies, including point of care ultrasound (POCUS), in serving patient populations and health systems with limited resources.

Our curriculum will allow for instilling knowledge, confidence and professionalism through the didactic and clinical curriculum, which fosters the growth of the holistic clinician. The mission and vision of Miami University’s PA program is the education of a graduate with a keen interest in clinical research, a commitment to serve in rural Ohio, and a passion to grow the profession and desire to serve the community.

The most ideal applicant for Miami University’s PA program is one who is a highly skilled and versatile communicator, while possessing the ability to demonstrate academic preparedness and resolve to the rigors of an intensive medical training program. Such an applicant will often be presented during the holistic screening process, which includes a review of academic accomplishments, competitive community service record, and strong letters of recommendation.

The prerequisites assure a foundational knowledge and experience commensurate with a medical science concentration, that the program is designed to build upon.

In all, students should also model essential characteristics of personal integrity, professionalism, exemplary leadership, and compassion. Often these characteristics are challenged within our diversity of life experiences, which frequently motivates our desire to be a clinician and serve our patients as practicing Physician Assistants. All these are considered for acceptance to our program.

Thank you for your interest in our program! The Admissions team is here to assist candidates with the application process and to answer questions about our program.

Additional information about admission policies and selection factors can be found on our frequently asked questions page. Those wishing to learn more are encouraged to attend one of our several information sessions and events.

Our faculty are here to support you throughout your preparation, application, graduate training, and into clinical practice. Each faculty member possesses a wealth of experience in clinical practice and graduate education, as well as a desire to help each student succeed.

We are honored to partner with students and assist them in preparing for a career in one of healthcare’s most rewarding professions. We invite you to apply to Miami University’s Physician Associate Program- we look forward to hearing from you!

Love and Honor,
Prof. Anu Mathur, MS, PA-C
Academic Director, Admissions Chairperson, and Assistant Clinical Professor