PAs are medical providers who are licensed to diagnose and treat illness and disease, and to prescribe medication for patients, working in a variety of settings. Forbes and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks PA as one of the top healthcare careers, with a median annual salary of $98,000 and projected growth rate of 30% through 2024 (”  NAAHP Fact Sheet

  • Entrance Exam: Some programs require GRE
  • GPA Mean for admitted students: 3.5

Clinical Experience is required most PA programs. Clinical experience is can be completed through working as an EMT, Phlebotomist, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Medical Assistant (MA), Respiratory Therapist, Medical Scribe and COPE Health Scholar. Having at least 1,000 hours of experience in any of these professions is strongly recommended, and most applicants have significantly more. This is not a comprehensive list, please refer to your preferred program's website.