The purpose of the Physician Assistant (PA) program is to educate outstanding physician assistants who, together with physicians and allied health professionals, will provide quality healthcare to the residents of Louisiana and other states.
Applicants to the PA program must complete an application specific to the program. Applications are due on or before August 15 for the January class. Enrollment is limited and admission is via a competitive selection process. Early applications will be given preferential treatment. Before applying, please review policies with Our Lady of the Lake College Student Handbook.
The program is a 28 month continuous program with no semester breaks. The program consists of 108 credit hours (68 of those hours are in the didactic phase and 40 of those hours are in the clinical phase).
Visit the Admissions Requirements page on the web site and print out Application Materials or contact the Office of Admissions at (225) 768-1700.
See the Tuition & Fee Schedule.
Our Lady of the Lake College has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Once enrolled, students are eligible for a number of scholarship awards offered by professional PA organizations.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Our Lady of the Lake College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2020. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.