Healthcare Experience

There is no prerequisite for health care experience but successful applicants will demonstrate an understanding of the PA profession and its contribution to the delivery of US health care. We do not have a baseline requirement of a certain number of healthcare hours, nor do we value one type of health care experience more than another.

The Admissions Committee expects that applicants have some awareness of the intricacies of medical care delivery as it exists today and can realistically commit themselves to a profession that aids the sick and injured. Many of our students have extensive medical backgrounds in roles such as medical assistant, military corpsman, nurse, surgical technician, and emergency medical technician.