Get Into PA School

Unlike many other health care degree programs, most PA programs want applicants who have previous health care experience and some college education. Commonly, applicants include nurses, EMT's, and paramedics. You must check with individual programs for their specific prerequisites.

Typically, PA programs have several different components in their application process, including completion of a general application form, proof that you have satisfied education and experience prerequisites, a narrative personal essay, and a personal interview. As there is no pre-PA major, the best educational preparation is one that focuses on the basic sciences, math, some specialized science courses such as Microbiology, and English/writing courses. Depending on the degree offered, you may be required to have either a Bachelor's degree and have GRE scores, or only a general 2-year course of undergraduate study involving the same course emphasis as mentioned above.

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