Pre Physician Assistant Requirements

The application and interview process for our Pre Physician Assistant Program is very competitive – the requirements are much the same as Physician Assistant program requirements. We accept sophomores, juniors, seniors, and post graduates. Our online Pre Physician Assistant program does not come with an accompanying certificate, and thus does not require an application.

Physician Assistant Prerequisites Interview

At the interview, the committee looks for evidence of the following:

  • Ability to handle a rigorous science course load
  • Understanding of the PA profession
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills​​
  • Professional appearance

Additional Pre Physician Assistant School Requirements

  • The program is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and post-graduate students
  • Pass a background check, as per healthcare facility protocol and federal and state laws and regulations
  • GPA Recommendations: (We do make exceptions in some cases)
    • Seniors: 3.4
    • Juniors: 3.2
    • Sophomores: 2.8

Guidelines for Accepted Pre Physician Assistant Students

The student will enter the program under the facility Volunteer department and will be assigned to, and supervised by a Physician Assistant Mentor. Because you will be gaining real-life experience by making a valuable contribution to a medical facility, you must complete the mentorship in its entirety to earn the 200 hours shadow time.