The prerequisite coursework is NOT the same for every school. You need to contact individual schools for accurate prerequisite information.
Our Physician Assistant Prerequisite Coursework flyer is a guideline only. Grades of C or better are required in all prerequisite coursework.
Most PA programs expect direct patient-related experience such as working as a certified nursing assistant or as an emergency medical technician. The national average is 2000 hours of patient contact experience: one to four years of experience is typical.
- Admissions Test: GRE
- Application Process: Students apply through a centralized application service called CASPA or through an individual school application.
- Admission Resources: Refer to the PA Programs Directory at the Physician Assistant Education Association website. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to access this directory as a registered subscriber with username and password. Check out our website for guidance throughout the application process.