Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

To apply for initial admission to Physician Assistant Studies Program, the applicant MUST provide proof of the following:

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  • Bachelor's degree from a US regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended

 

Pre-Requisites Course Work

(from a US. Regionally accredited institution)
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  • Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab - two semesters or three quarters
  • General Biology with lab - one semesters or two quarters
  • Additional Biology with lab - one semester or two quarters
  • Microbiology with lab - one semester or two quarters
  • General Chemistry with lab - one semesters or two quarters
  • Additional Chemistry with lab - one semester or two quarters
  • Organic Chemistry with lab - one semester or two quarters
  • Statistics (business statistics not accepted) - one course
  • Psychology - one course
  • Medical Terminology (may be waived in certain circumstances) - once course

 

All pre-requisite course work must meet the following:

  • Minimum of 2.7 (equal to a B-) in each course required
  • With the exception of Psychology and Medical Terminology, survey courses do not meet the pre-requisite requirements (usually a 100 or 101 class)

 

Experience (Health Care, Shadowing, and Volunteerism)

  • Patient care experience form reflecting the number of claimed hands on clinical experience (verification letters from each organization is also required)
  • Documentation of Physician Assistant shadowing hours (date, time spent, type of provider, type of practice)
  • Documentation supporting all volunteerism to include dates (mission, volunteer work in community, etc.)

 

Additional Requirements (GRE, Recommendations, TOEFL)

  • GRE (all results accepted)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.  One (1) must be from a Physician Assistant
  • TOEFL for all students where English is not their primary language

Contact
 

Mrs. Brittney Blanton

Assistant to the Dean/Admissions Liaison

Phone: (704) 406-2369

Fax: (704) 406-2370

Email: paprogram@gardner-webb.edu