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  1. So I did a little work on this pet project today. just_me provided me with a spreadsheet that I will eventually compile all of the school information into, and make available for download from the forums. For now, I'm going to keep posting my progress, so that others can contribute without fear of re-write anything myself and others have already posted. Thanks for the help everyone's provided thusfar, now onto the new schools! Pacific Northwest Division University of Idaho Pocatello, ID 24 Month Program Awards Master of Physician Assistant Studies Degree B.S. or B.A. for Application Microbiology (1 Semester) Biochemistry (1 Semester) Human Anatomy and Physiology (1 Semester of Each, or a 1 Semester Combined Course) Statistics (1 Semester) Abnormal Psychology or Developmental Psychology Throughout the Lifespan (1 Semester) All Courses Must be Completed Within 10 Years CGPA of 3.0 Prerequisite Course Grades of C or Better Upper level biology courses, such as advanced human anatomy and physiology, immunology, genetics, and endocrinology are highly recommended Health-related courses such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, health education, gender studies, and a foreign language are highly recommended No Health Care Experience Required GRE Required Avg. PGPA 3.82, GRE Verbal 497, Quantitative 619 Oregon Health and Science University Portland, OR 26 Month Program Awards Master of Physician Assistant Studies Degree B.S. or B.A required for Matriculation, all Prerequisites Complete Before Calendar Year of Matriculation for Admission General or Cell Biology (2 Semester Sequence with Lab) General or Inorganic Chemistry (2 Semester Sequence with Lab) Microbiology (1 Semester with Lab) Human Anatomy and Physiology (2 Semesters with Lab) General or Developmental Psychology (1 Semester) Statistics (1 Semester, Any Statistics Except Business) Organic chemistry, genetics, pathophysiology, biochemistry, any other upper division natural science courses, and any courses which may be beneficial to a future career in healthcare (medical terminology, epidemiology) are highly recommended Human Anatomy and Physiology Completed Within Last Seven Years One year (2,000 hours) of health care experience in a position of responsibility is required Volunteer work, community service, and directly shadowing or working with a physician assistant will be taken into account GRE is Required Average GRE Verbal 500, Quantitative 600, Analytical Writing 4.5 Pacific University Forest Grove, OR 27 Month Program Awards Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Degree B.S. or B.A. for Matriculation, Only Two Outstanding Prerequisites for Application Human Anatomy and Physiology (2 Semesters with Lab) Microbiology or Bacteriology (1 Semester) General Chemistry (2 Semesters with Lab, Other Chemistry Courses May Substitute) Organic Chemistry (1 Semester) Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, or Mathematics (1 Course) English (1 Semester Introductory and 1 Semester Advanced English Composition) Pharmacology, medical terminology, spanish, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, aging and disabilities, public health, technical writing, and communications courses are highly recommended Human Anatomy and Physiology Completed Within Last Seven Years 1,000 Hours of Health Care Experience in a Position of Responsibility (Shadowing of a PA fulfilles some of the hours requirement, but cannot fulfill it all. Besides, 1,000 hours of shadowing a PA will make you appear a bit stalkerish.) Hours earned to obtain a degree do not count toward this requirement. SGPA and PGPA of 2.5 or Higher Two seats each year are reserved for students that hail from Hawai'i. If you are interested in the program and live in Hawai'i, make sure to contact them for information about preferential admission. Average SGPA 3.58 University of Washington, Seattle Campus Seattle, WA 9 Quarter Program (Appears to be 24 Months, with Summer Included. Summer courses are mainly online.) Awards Master of Clinical Health Services Degree B.S. or B.A. Degree Prior to Application All Prerequisite Courses Complte Prior to Application Human Anatomy and Physiology (6 Credits) Biology, Microbiology, and/or Chemistry (9 Credits) Anatomy and Physiology Preferrably Completed Within 5 Years of Application 4,000 Hours of HCE in Direct Contact with Patients Volunteer hours supplement but do not substitute for HCE hours. Distance learning may be used to fulfill prerequisites. Minimum GPA of 3.0 for last two years of coursework. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of B- or higher. PA shadowing is strongly encouraged. GRE required for admission. WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) as well as Nevada students recieve preferential admission. Admission to the UW Graduate School required prior to being admitted to the PA program. Patient care experience and a commitment to the underserved are heavily considered for admission. University of Washington, Spokane Campus Spokane, WA 9 Quarter Program (Appears to be 24-27 Months, with Summer Included. Summer courses are mainly online.) Awards Master of Clinical Health Services Degree B.S. or B.A. Degree Prior to Application All Prerequisite Courses Complte Prior to Application Human Anatomy and Physiology (6 Credits) Biology, Microbiology, and/or Chemistry (9 Credits) Anatomy and Physiology Preferrably Completed Within 5 Years of Application 4,000 Hours of HCE in Direct Contact with Patients Volunteer hours supplement but do not substitute for HCE hours. Distance learning may be used to fulfill prerequisites. Minimum GPA of 3.0 for last two years of coursework. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of B- or higher. PA shadowing is strongly encouraged. GRE required for admission. WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) as well as Nevada students recieve preferential admission. Admission to the UW Graduate School required prior to being admitted to the PA program. Patient care experience and a commitment to the underserved are heavily considered for admission. University of Washington, Yakima Campus Yakima, WA 24 Month Program (Appears to be 12 Months Didactic Followed By a Clinical year) Awards Bachelor of Clinical Health Services Degree (Certificate option is available to highly qualified applicants that do not qualify for UW undergraduate admission, though students are HIGHLY encouraged to persue a degree. It seems unlikely that many students are admitted to the certificate option due to the language presented on the program website.) One Course in Medically Related Sciences (Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, etc) English (2 Semesters, One of Which Must Be Composition) Human Anatomy and Physiology (6 Credits) Anatomy and Physiology Preferrably Completed Within 5 Years of Application 4,000 Hours of HCE in Direct Contact with Patients Volunteer hours supplement but do not substitute for HCE hours. Distance learning may be used to fulfill prerequisites. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of B- or higher. PA shadowing is strongly encouraged. WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) as well as Nevada students recieve preferential admission. Patient care experience and a commitment to the underserved are heavily considered for admission. To be admitted to the Bachelor of Clinical Health Services program, students must also qualify for admission to the University of Washington. This has a whole set of prerequisites most candidates will have completed either as part of their college studies, or in high school, but some students might be lacking in categories, such as the Foreign Language requirement. If you intend on obtaining a Bachelor's degree from the program, ensure that you meet all admission requirements to the University of Washington before applying. Any combination of high school and college credit may be used to meet these requirements, with three college credits equal to one year of high school study. The requirements are as follows- 4 Years of High School English/12 College Credits of English 3 Years of High School Mathematics/9 College Credits of Mathematics 3 Years of High School Social Science/9 College Credits of Social Science 2 Years of High School Foreign Language/6 College Credits of Foreign Language 2 Years of High School Science/6 College Credits of Science Half a year of High School Fine, Visual or Performing Arts/1.5 College Credits of Fine, Visual, or Performing Arts Half a year of High School Academic Electives/1.5 College Credits of Academic Electives University of Washington, Anchorage Campus Anchorage, AK 24 Month Program (Appears to be 12 Months Didactic Followed By a Clinical year) Awards Bachelor of Clinical Health Services Degree (Certificate option is available to highly qualified applicants that do not qualify for UAA admission, though students are HIGHLY encouraged to persue a degree. It seems unlikely that many students are admitted to the certificate option due to the language presented on the program website.) One Course in Medically Related Sciences (Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, etc) English (2 Semesters, One of Which Must Be Composition) Human Anatomy and Physiology (6 Credits) Anatomy and Physiology Preferrably Completed Within 5 Years of Application 4,000 Hours of HCE in Direct Contact with Patients Volunteer hours supplement but do not substitute for HCE hours. Distance learning may be used to fulfill prerequisites. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of B- or higher. PA shadowing is strongly encouraged. WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) as well as Nevada students recieve preferential admission. Patient care experience and a commitment to the underserved are heavily considered for admission. To be admitted to the Bachelor of Clinical Health Services program, students must also be admitted to the University of Alaska- Anchorage, and must also complete these University of Alaska General Education Requirements. I strongly recommend calling a UAA counselor if you seriously intend on applying to the Anchorage campus and want a Bachelor's degree, ensure that you meet all of the GERs. Here's the full list of UAA GERs for PA students- ENGL 111 (3 Credits) BIOL 111 (4 Credits) BIOL 101 or 240 or CHEM 103 (3-4 Credits) MATH 107 or AS 252 (3-4 Credits) COM 111 or 235 or 237 or 241 (3 Credits) Social Sciences GER (3 Credits) ENGL 212 (3 Credits) Humanities GERs (2 Courses, 6 Credits) BIOL 112 (4 Credits) PSY 111 or PSY 150 (3 Credits) Fine Arts GER (3 Credits) HS A490 Selected Topics: Health Care Issues in Alaska (3 Credits)
  2. The decision to place this thread here was mostly for those that aren't sure what school they want to go to. With schools grouped geographically, someone can easily see what schools are in their area, which prerequisites they match with, etc, without going back and forth between all of the different school pages. Plus if anyone asks "What are the experience requirements/prerequisites/etc" for a school in any forum, they can just get bounced to this one thread.
  3. With this thread, I am attempting to create a one-stop-shop for everyone's prerequisite questions, by compiling a complete list of every PA program's prereqs and experience requirements, as well as the location of each program. It would be nice if someone stickied this, and everyone can feel free to contribute. I apologize for the sporadic capitalization, I hand-typed all of this, as copying and pasting was far too messy and inconsistent. My first post is the nine schools in New England, since it's kind of the area I know the most about. I'm going to try and group schools by geographic area, except in the case of states like New York and California, which have so many programs they merit posts of their own. I hope someone out there finds this helpful. This is quite a project and will likely take a few weeks to complete, but I'll have it all done as soon as I can. Now for the list! Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT 27 Month Program B.S. or B.A. Prior to Application Anatomy and Physiology (8 Credits) Microbiology (4 Credits) Biology (Human or Mamallian, 4 Credits) General Chemistry (8 Credits) Organic or Biochemistry (4 Credits) College Algebra, Statistics, or Equivalent (3 Credits) Minimum CGPA of 3.00 and SGPA of 3.00 Minumum 2,000 Hours of Direct Patient Care Yale University New Haven, Connecticut 27 Month Program B.S. or B.A. Prior to Application General Biology (4 Credits) General Chemistry (4 Credits) Organic OR Biochemistry (4 Credits Anatomy and Physiology, 200+ Level (4 Credits) Biology, 300-400 Level, taken at a Four Year Institution (8 Credits) GRE Minimum SGPA of 3.0 Patient Care Experience Preferred Courses Do Not Expire University of New England Biddeford, Maine 24 Month Program At Least 90 Credits from Accredited Instution(s) for Application, B.S or B.A. Prior to Matriculation General Biology (8 Credits) OR Advanced Biology (6 Credits) General Chemistry (8 Credits Anatomy and Physiology (8 Credits) English (6 Credits, 3 of which must be in Composition) Advanced Courses in A+P, Pathophysiology, Microbiology, Statistics, Physics, Biochemistry, and Computer Science are Highly Recommended No Prereqs with a Grade of Less than C are Acceptable Minimum CGPA of 3.0, SGPA of 3.0 250 Hours of Direct Patient Care PA Shadowing HIGHLY Recommended and Will Consider Favorably Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston Campus Boston, MA 30 Month Program B.S. or B.A. Prior to Application General Biology with At Least One Lab (7-8 Credits) Microbiology (4 Credits) Chemistry with At Least One Lab (7-8 Credits) Biochemistry (3 Credits) Human Anatomy and Physiology (6 Credits) Psychology (3 Credits) Statistics or Biostatistics (3 Credits) Each Course Must Have an Individual Grade of C or Better Minimum CGPA of 2.8, PGPA of 3.0 All Prerequisite Courses Completed within Last Ten Years, Reviewed on Case-by-Case Basis Patient Care Experience Strongly Recommended but Not Required Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester Campus Worcester, MA 24 Month Program B.S. or B.A. Prior to Application General Chemistry (4 Credits) Anatomy and Physiology (8 Credits) Organic Chemistry (4 Credits) Biochemistry (3 Credits) Microbiology (4 Credits) Statistics (3 Credits) Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits) Immunology and Genetics are Highly Recommended All Prerequisite Courses Completed within Last Ten Years, Reviewed on Case-by-Case Basis Shadowing of a Practicing PA for at Least 50 Hours is Strongly Recommended May Apply to Worcester, CT or Manchester, NH Program, But Not Both. Boston, MA Program is a Separate Entity and May Also Be Applied to Concurrently with Either the Manchester or Worcester Programs. No Health Care Experience Requirement CGPA of 2.75, SGPA of 2.75, PGPA of 3.00 Northeastern University Boston, MA 24 Month Program B.S. or B.A. Prior to Application General Chemistry for Premedical or Science Majors with at Least One Lab (7-8 Credits) General Biology for Premedical or Science Majors with at Least One Lab (7-8 Credits)(Microbiology Can Substitute for One Biology Course, 3-4 Credits) Human Anatomy and Physiology, No Laboratory Required, Must Cover All Body Systems (6 Credits) Statistics (3 Credits) All science prerequisites must have been completed at a four year institution. Biology and chemistry must have been completed within the last seven years. Anatomy and physiology must have been completed within the last four years. There is no time limitation for statistics, and it may be completed at either a two or four year institution. AP credits are not accepted as prerequisites, but students that have AP credit and have taken advanced courses in biology and chemistry may substitute them in place f the basic courses. If biology and chemistry were taken more than seven years ago, more advanced and recent courses may be accepted, if taken in the last seven years at a four-year institution. 2,000 Hours of Patient Care Experiend Required, Full-Time Experience Preferred over Part-Time No GPA requirement was listed, but all prerequisites must be completed with a grade of B or better. Springfield College Springfield, MA 27 Month Program B.S. or B.A. Prior to Application General Chemistry (8 Credits) Biology (8 Credits) College Algebra or Higher (3 Credits The Following Courses must Have Been Successfully Completed Within 7 Years of Enrollment Human Anatomy and Physiology (8 Credits) Microbiology (3 Credits) Organic Chemistry (3 Credits) Biochemistry (3 Credits) Statistics (3 Credits) Minimum CGPA of 3.0, SGPA of 3.0 Minimum of 220 Hours of Healthcare-Related Experience Minimum of 30 Hours of PA Observation Of special note, Springfield's PA program is primarily a five-year track, starting in a student's freshman year. There are a very limited number of graduate positions open (generally 5-10), and these fill very quickly. Obviously, this leads to graduate postions being extremely competetive to get into. Franklin Pierce University *PROVISIONAL* Rindge, NH 27 Month Program B.S. or B.A. Prior to Application Anatomy and Physiology (8 Credits) Chemistry (8 Credits) Biology (4 Credits) Microbiology (4 Credits) Statistics or Calculus (3 Credits) Psychology (3 Credits) Genetics, Immunology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Nutrition, and Sociology are Strongly Recommended Minimum CGPA of 2.8, SGPA of 3.0 CGPA or SGPA of 3.5 or above, Gold Key International, National Scholars Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Beta Kappa are Highly Favorable Research, Publications, Presentations, Advanced Degrees or Training, or a Combination of Three Basic Healthcare Certifications, Such as CPR, EMT, CNA, etc, are Highly Favorable Health-Care Experience Preferred, but Not Required Will Make Minimum GPA Exception if Last 60 Credits were 3.3 GPA or Higher This is a provisionally accredited program, and might or might not continue to be accredited after 2012. While the loss of accredation is unlikely, it is a possibility, and should be considered. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Manchester Campus Manchester, NH 24 Month Program B.S. or B.A. Prior to Application General Chemistry (4 Credits) Anatomy and Physiology (8 Credits) Organic Chemistry (4 Credits) Biochemistry (3 Credits) Microbiology (4 Credits) Statistics (3 Credits) Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits) Immunology and Genetics are Highly Recommended All Prerequisite Courses Completed within Last Ten Years, Reviewed on Case-by-Case Basis Shadowing of a Practicing PA for at Least 50 Hours is Strongly Recommended May Apply to Worcester, CT or Manchester, NH Program, But Not Both. Boston, MA Program is a Separate Entity and May Also Be Applied to Concurrently with Either the Manchester or Worcester Programs. No Health Care Experience Requirement CGPA of 2.75, SGPA of 2.75, PGPA of 3.00
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