Minimum Admission Requirements
- Earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college, university or equivalent. Students that have attended an accredited college or university outside of the United States must have their degree confirmed and coursework evaluated by one of the following approved international transcript evalutation centers. Click here to obtain approved list.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) completed within the previous five years
- Required six (6) months of hands on clinical experience.
- Recommended shadowing of at least three (3) professional physician assistants, with documentation.
- Students must meet all technical standards in order to be enrolled in, and progress through, the PA Program (see PA Program Goals).
- Successful completion of all pre-requisite courses with a grade of "C" better or the equivalents by August 15 from a regionally accredited, college, university or equivalent:
- Anatomy and Physiology I (course & lab) or (1 Anatomy course & lab)
- Anatomy and Physiology II (course & lab) or (1 Human Physiology course & lab)
- Organic Chemistry
- Biochemistry (3000 level course or higher) or Organic Chemistry II
- Medical Terminology
The following list of items will receive consideration during the PA program application process:
- Years in health care
- PA shadowing
- Certified/military health care worker
- Licensed health care worker
- Previous military experience
- Our Lady of Lake graduate
- Previous Our Lady of the Lake PA program applicant
- Early application: application is completed and all supporting documents are received prior to June 30.
The applicant will be given an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of personal appraisal/self- assessment, the PA profession and their knowledge of current healthcare events. In addition, the applicant will write a short paragraph on an ethical issue and sit for a short assessment of their knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. (Click here for resources.)