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Physician Assistant (PA) Program


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Applications Now Being Accepted for Cohort Beginning May 2023

The application cycle for the May 2023 cohort is now open in CASPA and will close on November 1, 2022. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with interviews beginning in October. Candidates are encouraged to apply early.


Baldwin Wallace's 24-month Master of Medical Science physician assistant program begins in May each year. Students complete a comprehensive didactic and clinical curriculum with placements across Northeast Ohio so that they are qualified to sit for the PANCE exam and pursue employment opportunities sooner than other graduating PA classes in the area. BW alumni are employed as physician assistants across the United States in a multitude of medical specialties.

Program Highlights

  • 99% cumulative pass rate on PANCE. BW's first class of the physician assistant program graduated in May 2015. Students who graduated from BW's physician assistant program since 2015 have achieved a 99% cumulative first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE).
  • Outstanding faculty and facilities. The PA faculty is comprised of physician assistants, physicians and medical professionals who have expertise both in the field and the classroom. Many have won awards for their teaching. All faculty who are physician assistants continue to work clinically, keeping their skills and knowledge current in today’s changing healthcare environment. Students learn in a state-of-the-art cadaver lab and a recently renovated 22,000-square-foot health sciences building that houses the nursing and physician assistant programs.
  • Class size averages 35 students. Hallmark to the Baldwin Wallace education are a commitment to small classes, faculty mentoring and a strong sense of community shared by students, faculty and staff. There is tremendous support and commitment to your success.
  • Ideal location. BW's suburban campus in Berea, Ohio, is a great place to learn and live. BW is just minutes from internationally ranked and renowned medical facilities that offer outstanding career opportunities in all aspects of healthcare. As a student in the PA program, you'll acquire more than 2,000 hours of clinical experience through 11 clinical rotations (including 3 elective choices), working with practicing professionals in a variety of settings, from major research hospitals to clinics and extended care facilities. Berea and surrounding communities offer safe, affordable living options, with easy access to the Cleveland Metroparks, major league sports and entertainment.
  • Physician Assistant students testing equipment
  • Students practicing medical techniques on a mannequin
  • PA students showing off casts
  • Students looking over a specimen
  • Students looking over a medical chart

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