Physician Assistant
Pre-requisite Requirements

Requirements for Physician Assistant programs vary from school to school and can change year by year, students must carefully examine the pre-requisite requirements of the schools they are interested in to be current and accurate when registering for courses at Gustavus. Consult the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) website for requirements and admission statistics to the 190+ U.S.Physician Assistant Schools for the most accurate information, Physician Assistant Programs.

 

Four Year Plan (pre-requisite courses requirements for Regional PA programs):

Physician Assistant: Four Year Plan

 

 

Four Year Plans for common majors of PA students @ Gustavus:

Athletic Training: Four Year Plan

Biology: Four Year Plan

Health Fitness: Four Year Plan

*ANY undergraduate major is acceptable, as long as you fulfill the PA programs pre-requisite requirements.


Regional PA Pre-requisites recommendations:


Augsburg (3.0 GPA requirement, 1000 hours direct patient care, GRE not required, pre-requisites can be in progress at time of application)

Bethel (3.25 GPA, 250 direct patient care hours, GRE not required, 5 of 8 pre-requisites completed at time of application)

Des Moines University (2.8 GPA, 750 direct patient care hours, GRE required, majority of chemistry and biology course completed at time of application, grade of C or higher required in pre-requisite courses)

St. Scholastica (Expected to start Fall 2016) (3.0 GPA, 750 direct patient care hours, GRE required, 3 courses can be in progress or planned at application, grade of C or higher required in pre-requisite courses)

St. Catherine University (3.2 GPA, 250 direct patient care hours, GRE required, C or higher required in pre-requisite courses)

University of South Dakota (2.7 GPA, 1000 direct patient care hours, GRE not required, 3 courses can be in progress or planned at application)


Highly recommend that you consult the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistan, Inc. (ARC-PA) website for requirements and admission statistics to the 190+ U.S. Physician Assistant Schools for the most accurate information, Physicain Assistant Programs.

 

 

Updated 7/27/2015 HB