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Pre-Physician Assistant

Advisor: Dr. Candice Thomas | (501) 450-3319 | cthomas@uca.edu

UCA’s Pre-PA concentration provides students with a Biology major with advising that prepares them for acceptance into a large number of Physician Assistant (PA) programs. The Biology degree requires 28 elective credit hours, affording students the opportunity to increase their knowledge base in the medical field, which will in turn strengthen their PA school application.

In addition to the general Biology degree program major course requirements, most PA schools require two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology. The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is required of applicants for admission to most Physician Assistant programs. Admission to these programs largely depends on the score on this exam, student GPA, and Clinical experience.

Students are encouraged to carefully review the matriculation requirements of the Physician Assistant programs for which they plan to apply.