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what pa program are you in and what's your profile like? I am still an undergrad student and I would want to be (extra) well-prepared for PA school. I have looked at multiple uni's programs, but since I'm in california, I'd like to stay local. I was looking at usc's. anybody in usc's program? gpa? GRE score? HRE? curious. thank you.

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From USC's website: 

Mission
Interviewees averaged 1180 hours of non-health care related community or volunteer experience and/or underserved community service

CASPA cumulative GPA
Interviewees averaged a 3.44 GPA

CASPA science GPA
Interviewees averaged a 3.35 GPA

Clinical Experience
Interviewees averaged 3,648 hours of paid/unpaid (2,000 hrs = 1 year of experience)

Related Health Care Experience
20 hours of PA shadowing is recommended.

GRE or MCAT

  • The majority of applicants take the GRE
  • Interviewees averaged 306 on the new GRE
  • Interviewees averaged 27 on the MCAT
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