Admission to the Physician Assistant Studies program is extremely competitive. Beginning January 2017, approximately 40 students will be admitted to a cohort class. Our admission policy emphasizes the selection of students who reflect varied social, cultural, educational and professional backgrounds. In addition to intellectual capacity and personal maturity, students are selected upon demonstrated evidence of their concern for human and societal needs. Communication and interpersonal skills are important assets that are considered by the admission committee.
To apply, students must have:
“ALL prerequisite coursework must be current within five (5) years of admission to the PA program.”
The program’s admissions committee carefully reviews all applications. Selected candidates are invited to the program for personal interviews. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, nor does it guarantee an interview. Candidates are evaluated based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, academic achievement, references, personal interview, motivation and quality of health care experience. Our program accepts candidates on a rolling basis.
Applications for admission to the PA program must be made through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). To begin your application process, you should visit their website at www.caspaonline.org. USF application deadline is October 1st.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, call CASPA at (240) 497-1895. CASPA’s Customer Service Representatives are available.