Both academic work and hands-on patient care experience must be completed prior to applying to the program. Admissions requirements and procedures are reviewed and revised annually. Updates are generally made on our web page in mid-March. Please note that we are unable to pre-review transcripts before an individual actually applies to the program. It is the applicant’s responsibility to review the most current information prior to applying.
The Program reserves the right on a case-by-case basis to interview and accept individuals whose GPAs and patient care experience hours are outside the defined ranges of those stated as prerequisites if the Admissions Committee considers that these individuals demonstrate potential.
Individuals who hold a prior doctoral degree from an accredited US institution in a health or science field (MD, PhD, DrPH, DVM, ScD) may have individual prerequisite course requirements waived at the sole discretion of the Program Director.
PA shadowing is not a prerequisite. However, we highly recommend it in order to acquire a solid understanding of the PA role.
Due to the high volume of requests, we are unable to pre-review transcripts prior to your actually applying to the program. However, we can answer general questions about the program that are not addressed on our website. You can call us at 617.373.3195 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that during the height of the application cycle (August through December), we may not be able to respond to your emails until after the start of the new year.
The GRE is not required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Certification.
Students are required to have BLS certification prior to program matriculation. Matriculated students must achieve and maintain certification for the entirety of the program.
A laptop computer (PC or MAC) is required in order to take online exams in class.
Please note: These requirements are for the class matriculating in August of 2018. Prerequisites are subject to change for future admissions cycles.
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