MASTERS OF SCIENCEPhysician Assistant Studies


Physician Assistants (PAs) are medical professionals who diagnose illnesses, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient's principal healthcare provider. With thousands of hours of medical training, PAs are versatile and collaborative.

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The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Lawrence Technological University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Lawrence Technological University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-lawrence-technological-university/

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Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis, allowing applicants to submit their materials at any time during the open application cycle. This means that as soon as your application is complete, it will be reviewed, and decisions will be made on an ongoing basis. LTU strongly encourages all applicants to apply as early as possible. Once all thirty spots have been filled, later applications will only be considered for the waitlist.

Clinical rotations are located in the greater Detroit and surrounding areas with preceptors committed to supporting the LTU Ascension partnership and vision. Your clinical experiences will be both outpatient and within the hospital setting and will be arranged entirely by LTU.

Our students participate in clinical experiences within the following local hospital systems:

  • Ascension
  • Corewell Health
  • Covenant Medical Center
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Henry Ford Health
  • Hurley Medical Center
  • Memorial Hospital
  • MyMichigan Medical Center (Midland & West Branch)
  • Sparrow
  • Spectrum
  • Trinity Health Michigan
  • VA Healthcare

You will learn some of the most common electronic medical records (EMR) charting systems. You will have access throughout the program to refine your skills. In addition, you will graduate having the knowledge and abilities to utilize key technology in diagnosing and treating your patients.

LTU has implemented a student-first ideology with a focus on you. Your overall well-being and success is the driver behind our passion. The PA faculty at LTU is committed to your personal success and to providing the physical, mental and emotional support needed to assist you along the way. One of your PA professors will serve as your personal advisor and mentor throughout your journey at LTU and will guide you to other University resources should you need them.

Our curriculum often employs case-based learning, immersing students in real-world scenarios to foster critical thinking and practical problem-solving skills. By engaging with authentic cases, students not only acquire theoretical knowledge but also develop the ability to apply their expertise in complex and dynamic situations.

The newly-built, highly innovative, dedicated PA classroom and lab have been integrated with technology. Multiple areas in the program space have recording and playback capabilities to facilitate your learning. You will have access to the exam rooms throughout the week to hone your skills at your own pace. In addition, a dedicated break-room is available to allow you to rest, relax and refuel throughout the day.

The faculty have different areas of expertise which allows our program to provide you with distinct interdisciplinary experiences from the classroom to the lab. Instructors will collaborate and teach the core classes to best utilize their individual expertise and professional experience, giving you the best opportunity for understanding and success. Our instructors are passionate about providing you the best student experience possible. We provide multiple ways to engage with the faculty and our doors are always open. Your feedback is valuable to us and an essential component of our ongoing commitment to excellence.

Lawrence Technological University is conveniently located, with easy access and ample free parking within steps of the program building. The building has secure access for PA students and faculty. Buildings, labs and classrooms are handicap-accessible throughout campus. The Sim Lab is located at Ascension Providence Southfield and the Anatomy Lab is loacated at Ascension Providence Novi.

Our PA faculty team is committed to your success from beginning to end. The LTU faculty will conduct frequent informational sessions which we strongly encourage all interested applicants to attend. Our informational sessions are filled with useful information to answer the most common questions, with a Q&A at the end.

If, after attending one of our informational sessions, you would like to have a 15-minute one on one conversation with a faculty member, please register here: https://apply.ltu.edu/portal/pa1:1 . Or feel free to contact us if you have any further questions about the program and one of our PA faculty will answer your question: paprogram@ltu.edu .

Because of the academic demands of the program, the program strongly discourages students from working while enrolled in the program.

Students are not required to obtain clinical sites or preceptors for their clinical rotations. If a student wants to be placed at a specific clinical site, a request may be made to the Clinical Coordinator. Not all requests will be granted because the program must appropriately vet each clinical site and preceptor before student placement is allowed.

If you are interested in helping us train the next generation of Physician Assistants, then you could become a student model volunteer. Our volunteers come from all walks of life – from those who want to give something back, to students looking to broaden their work experience, gain volunteer or community service hours and future applicants who want to get to know the faculty and program. What all our volunteers have in common is they wish to give their time to help us train compassionate and competent Physician Assistants.

Here at Lawrence Technological University , we want to give our Physician Assistant students opportunities to develop their practical skills in supervised conditions, before putting what they have learned into practice. As part of this training, we need volunteers to take part in hands on examinations where our students carry out basic, non-invasive physical examinations. As a volunteer you will experience basic physical examinations (such as blood pressure and pulse oximeter monitoring) performed by Physician Assistant students. A Certified Physician Assistant will be present during every exam to supervise.

You do not need to undertake any formal training. You will be fully briefed prior to each exam. You can travel to and from the exam dressed as you wish, but for the exam you will need to wear your own shorts, and if applicable a sports bra, you will be given a hospital style gown upon arrival.  

Volunteering would be multiple times a semester; dates and times will vary. You can volunteer for as few or as many dates that fit into your schedule.

If you are interested in becoming a student model volunteer, please click the link below and complete the form .

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Ascension Simulation Lab

This lab allows students to acquire procedural skills with the most advanced models, cadaver specimens, and superior equipment used by Ascension medical professionals. Take advantage of ultrasound and robotic surgery simulators, access to an impressive library of radiologic images from actual studies performed, and an extensive exposure and education on a wide range of diagnostics and procedures.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

LTU's PA Program is dedicated to fostering an environment of mutual respect, and honors and embraces the value of every individual. Any violation of a person’s civil liberties may be subject to penalty by state or federal law. Harassment and discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, ethnicity, nationality, age, political ideology, socio-economic class, sexual orientation or intellectual or physical ability will not be tolerated. To report an incident, visit ltu.edu/dei/titleix .

LTU encourages an open learning environment where a free exchange of beliefs and ideas are encouraged and each person's dignity and value is maintained. The LTU DEI website is located at www.ltu.edu/dei .

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