Undergraduate Pre-Physician Assistant Students
Students applying for the accelerated, Pre-Physician Assistant program are required to submit SAT or ACT scores and will need a minimum combined SAT score of 1100 or a minimum ACT score of 22 and an academic GPA of a 3.5, which will be recalculated using only academic course work.
Due to the competitive nature of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program, not all students meeting the minimum requirement will be offered a place in the accelerated, Pre-Physician Assistant program. Selected candidates will be invited for a mandatory interview on November 25, 2019 or January 6, 2020.
Students must also complete a non-cognitive skills test through CASPer – https://takecasper.com/ For the Fall 2020 entering class, accepted students into the accelerated, Pre-Physician Assistant program that enroll, will receive a credit on their student account for the cost of the CASPer exam.
- A minimum of 6 credits in General Biology with labs
- A minimum of 6 credits in Anatomy and Physiology with labs
- A minimum of 3 credits in Microbiology with a lab
- A minimum of 3 credits in General Chemistry with a lab
- A minimum of 3 credits in Organic Chemistry with a lab
- A minimum of 3 credits in Statistics
- A minimum of 3 credits in Psychology
A Bachelor Degree from an Accredited U.S. College or University is required. Pre-Requisite GPA must be at least a 3.0, with no course grade below a C. Students applying as a Graduate Student to the Physician Assistant program are required to submit GRE. Ideally, a student should have composite score of 300. The MCAT can be submitted in place of the GRE, with an ideal score of 500. Students must also complete a minimum of 200 healthcare exposure hours (including PA-C shadowing).
Students must complete a non-cognitive skills test through CASPer – https://takecasper.com/
Due to the competitive nature of the Physician Assistant Program, not all candidates will be offered an interview or admission into the Elizabethtown program. Candidates that are offered an interview will be invited to campus May 2020.
Health Care Exposure Information
Health care exposure can be a paid or volunteer experience. A variety of healthcare exposures are accepted and considered. A minimum of 200 hours of patient care exposure is required, with a minimum of 20 hours of shadowing a certified Physician Assistant. The healthcare experience hours must be satisfied for the application to be considered complete. Click here to download the full Health Care Exposure Information document.
Admission practices for Elizabethtown Alumni
Students who have graduated from Elizabethtown, meet all of the application requirements, and are invited for an interview may be awarded additional interview points.