If you are seeking a career as a Physician Assistant, you should plan to complete four years of college. You should have a strong foundation in basics sciences that emphasize biology, chemistry, physiology, anatomy and microbiology. The schools look for a balance of studies in the applied behavioral sciences. The mean GPA 3.4/4.0 and many schools require the GRE to be taken as well. Most Physician Assistant schools require prior health care experiences (example, 2,000 hours). You should arrange for interviews from the Health Science Recommendations Committee during the fall or spring of your junior year. Majority of the applicants to the Pre-Physician programs apply through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) the summer prior to senior year.

Interviews by, and recommendation letters from, the Health Science Recommendations Committee should be arranged for during the spring or fall semester of the junior or senior year respectively.


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William R. Law, Ph.D
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