Wallace Boeve

Job Title


Professional practice issues of physician assistants, physician assistant faculty job satisfaction, physician assistant reimbursement and legislative issues.

Started at Bethel

March 2012


  • Grand Valley State University - B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, 1994
  • Baylor College of Medicine - M.S. in Physician Assistant, 1997
  • Eastern Michigan University - Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration, 2007


Wally Boeve has extensive experience both as a practicing physician assistant and as an academician. Prior to coming to Bethel, he served as department chair and program director of physician assistant studies in the College of Health Professions at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He continues to work clinically in urgent care as a PA with background work in rural family medicine, occupational medicine, urgent care, and inpatient psychiatry. Boeve has also served in health-related activities in state and national PA leadership positions, he has served as a past president of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and previous work on the executive board for the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants.

Courses Taught

Wally Boeve assists in a number of the lab courses, as well as co-instructs the evidence-based medicine courses.


Wally Boeve has obtained PA education and PA professional awards, including a number of grants totaling over $2 million from Federal, State, education, and foundation sources.


Since Coming to Bethel in 2012:

Boeve, W. (2017). Contributing Author from Bielinski, J.'s book, Surviving PA School: Secrets You Must Unlock to Excel as a Physician Assistant Student.   

Boeve, W., Mulitalo, K., Rothschild, E., & Zaweski, J. (2017).  Be a PA Educator. Book Chapter from Ballweg's book, Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice, 6th Edition, Elsevier Publishing.   


Since Coming to Bethel in 2012:

Mission India Family Conference, Nagpur, India, Leadership Training Seminar: The Race Set for Us, October 2017 - Invited Speaker

Physician Assistant Education Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Chalk Talk: Mentoring Students to Reflect Your Program's Identity, October 2016 - Invited Speaker

Minnesota Medical Group Management Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Panel Discussion:  PAs and NPs: Partnering with Educators to Maximize the Productivity of these Clinic-Critical Personnel - co-presenters: Mary Christensen, Joyce Miller & Lisa VanGetson, March 2015                                  

Minnesota Rural Health Conference, Duluth, Minnesota, Panel Discussion: Physician Assistant Utilization: Meeting Rural Healthcare Workforce Needs - co-presenters: Dawn Ludwig & Heather Bidinger, June 2013

Minnesota Rural Health Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Teleconference:  The Physician - PA Team - co-presenter: Dawn Ludwig, September 2012

Certificates and Licenses

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants - General Practice:  1998 - 2026

State of Minnesota - Minnesota Board of Medical Pracitice, License to Practice as a Physician Assistant:  9/12 - Present


Areas of expertise

Professional practice issues of physician assistants, physician assistant faculty job satisfaction, physician assistant reimbursement and legislative issues.