SoCal_PA Posted May 6, 2013 Share Posted May 6, 2013 Here's something I used in the early stages of finding programs that would fit me best. Hopefully some of you pre-PAs will find it helpful. Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California - Primary Care Physician Assistant Program http://keck.usc.edu/Education/Academic_Department_and_Divisions/Physician_Assistant _Program.aspx A B.A. or B.S. from an accredited institution. Patient care experience (1500+ hrs), non-health care volunteer work (500 hrs), and PA shadowing (20 hrs) are highly recommended. For 2012, there were 600 applicants and only 55 were admitted. The average GPA of entering PA students was 3.47 on a 4.00 scale. Average GRE score is 295. (Old GRE scores would be no less than 500 each - verbal and quantitative). MCAT average score of 26. Loma Linda University , School of Allied Health Professions- http://www.llu.edu/llu/sahp/pa/ A B.A. or B.S from an accredited institution plus patient care experience is required. For 2012, there were 1202 applicants and only 34 were admitted. For 2012, the average GPA of entering PA students was 3.55 on a 4.00 scale. No GRE scores are required. Competitive applicants averaged 6,250 hours of directly related experience. Samuel Merritt College - http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/physician_assistant For fall 2012, there were 1461 applicants and 40 were admitted. The average GPA of entering PA students in 2012 was 3.43 on a 4.00 scale. Most competitive applicants will have a minimum of 1,000 hours related direct patient contact. No GRE scores are required. San Joaquin Valley College - http://www.sjvc.edu/program/Physician_Assistant/ Application includes; one page written personal statement, and two letters of recommendations. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview with SJVC faculty and staff. Admission into this program includes 60 semester or 90 quarter college units with a minimum GPA of 2.5. 2,000 hours of direct patient-care experience. No MCAT/GRE scores are required. Touro University - California College of Health Sciences- http://www.tu.edu/ Admission to the joint Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies/Master of Public Health program at the College of Health Sciences is very competitive. In fall 2012, there were 1500 applications and only 42 students were admitted. The average GPA was 3.14. The CASPA primary application must include a minimum of three letters of recommendation; at least one must be from a clinician, and a science faculty member. University of California, Davis–Master of Health Services—Physician Assistant Studies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/fnppa/ A B.A. or B.S. from an accredited institution in a health related field, and patient care experience is required. For 2012, there were 1002 applicants and only 21 were admitted. The average GPA of entering PA students was 3.47 on a 4.00 scale. No GRE scores are required. Western University of Health Sciences -Primary Care Physician Assistant Program (MSPA) http://www.westernu.edu/ A baccalaureate degree (BA) from an accredited institution plus patient care experience is required. The applicant must also be a registered nurse currently licensed in California. For 2012, there were 1,824 applicants and only 98 were admitted. The average GPA of entering PA students was 3.55 on a 4.00 scale. No GRE scores are required. FYI: Employment of physicians and surgeons is expected to grow 30% through 2020. Physician Assistants can be hired in diverse areas such as hospitals, academic medical centers, public clinics, and prisons. ORIGINAL PDF LINK http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/transfercenter/downloads/PA%20PROGRAMS.pdf Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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