Admission

Academic Excellence, Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Skills

We strive to admit students who align with our mission and goals and who have a record of academic excellence, strong critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills, and potential as future PA leaders. We are proud to have a robust admission process that welcomes applicants with a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds. 

Key Criteria for Admission

Our admissions committee reviews all eligible applications on the basis of several key elements, including academic performance; depth and breadth of healthcare experience; research and scholarly contributions; volunteer work and community service, particularly in underserved healthcare communities; and contributions to program diversity, including personal characteristics and life experiences. Preference is given to applicants who align with the program's mission and goals.


Undergraduate & Youth Opportunities

The School of Medicine sponsors a number of programs to introduce undergraduate and high school students from underrepresented backgrounds to careers in medicine and basic science research.