Welcome to PreHealthAdmit

Physician Assistant (PA) School Information and Searchable Database

PreHealthAdmit has one of the most complete sets of PA school data available and our powerful search tools will allow you to find programs that are the best fit for you. No longer will you have to spend hours scouring the web for information about schools or try to keep track of dozens of requirements between schools.

We understand that PA schools have a tremendous variety of requirements and we will help you set yourself up for success! 

Please explore the site. You can see program details for each school, but to use the search tools you must sign up for the PA Toolkit.

If you already have a PA Toolkit Membership, please login and use the buttons above to explore programs, search schools, and create your own personalized list.

Latest from the Blog

Seven New PA Programs for 2024

As of March 2024, seven new PA programs have been accredited by ARC-PA in the last year and are accepting applications. Read for a list of the new shcools and links to our database entries. Find out more about application requirements, deadlines and prerequisites. This post also discusses ARC-PA accreditation, including the different types and why it is important. Three programs have either shut down or are are in the process of shutting down – read to find out more.

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Getting Into Physician Assistant (PA) School with a Low GPA

You’re passionate about becoming a PA but you’re worried that your GPA could be an obstacle to achieving your goal. A difficult transition to college, a rough semester, or another challenge that affected your GPA doesn’t mean the end of your plans to become a PA. Many successful PA applicants started out with less-than-optimal applications, but were able to gain admission by strengthening their applications and/or applying strategically.

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Seventeen New PA Programs for 2023

Seventeen new PA programs are now accredited by ARC-PA and are accepting applications. This brings the total number of programs in our database to exactly 300. The information on these programs, including links to the programs’ websites, can be found by clicking the name in the list of this post, or using our search function.
This post also discusses ARC-PA accreditation, including the different types and why it is important.

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After you purchase, you will receive an email for setting your password. Once you login, you will have full access to all search tools and data.

Not all data is available or applicable for every program. While we review and update each program’s information regularly, there may be errors and schools may make changes at any time. PreHealthAdmit is not affiliated with any school or application service.

Powerful Search Tools
Search for schools based on location, tuition, testing requirements, GPA requirements, program length and start date, and SO much more!
Prerequisite Matching
Plug the courses you plan on taking into a prerequisite school finder and generate a customized list of schools that fit the classes you want to take!
Create a Personalized List of Programs
Keep track of all the schools you want to apply to as well as their requirements and compare requirements between your saved schools!
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Meet Our Founders

Carleen Eaton, M.D.

Carleen Eaton, MD is the founder of Prehealthadvising Admissions Consulting and has been advising applicants to Physician Assistant, medical, dental, and veterinary programs programs for over ten years. She is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine and holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and molecular genetics, also from UCLA. She is also the author of Getting into Medical School for Dummies, part of the popular “Dummies” book series. Carleen greatly enjoys working with prehealth students.

Hannah Skolnik DVM

Hannah Skolnik, D.V.M.

Hannah Skolnik, DVM has been an admissions consultant in veterinary, Physician Assistant , and medical school admissions at Prehealthadvising Admission Consulting since graduating from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She currently practices small animal veterinary medicine in the Bay Area . Hannah also holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology from Columbia University. Hannah’s passion is working with PA students to help them reach their dreams.

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Update

Thank you for testing our site! We are excited that we are close to making this available to everyone. We currently have about 120 programs in the database and we’re adding more every day.

Although we believe the information on each school is accurate, review is still ongoing. Please do not rely on it for making important decisions at this point.

Here’s the latest as of February 20:

Here are the issues we are aware of:

  • Does not display well on mobile and tablets.
  • Various minor formatting issues – spacing, sizing, etc.
  • Limited content besides the database.
  • Some pages load slowly.

Please let us know if you see any problems related to:

  • Functionality – links that don’t work, searches that don’t give the expected results, etc.
  • Incorrect or missing data for a program.
  • Typos, unclear wording, etc.

Our short-term plans for improving the site:

  • Create tutorials and improve the instructions for using the database and search tools.
  • Continue adding more programs.
  • Create more content.
  • Improve formatting.
  • Improve performance.

 

Instructions and Tips

Use this page to search for programs based on prerequisites.

Here’s some tips:

  • After searching, make sure you also review the detailed notes, recommendations and requirements on the school detail page and/or the compare prerequisite page.
  • Check one or more boxes within each group of fields to narrow the search results down.
  • Select every checkbox up to and including your target requirement. For example, if you have one semester of chemistry, check “None” also to make sure you don’t exclude those programs with no requirement.
  • The search criteria are only applied to programs that have that specific requirement. For example, if a program has a requirement for “1 semester of chemistry required and a lab is recommended”, this school will satisfy the “1 semester required” option.
  • Some programs have requirements for any combination of courses of one type, for example “2 total courses of any chemistry subject”. For the purposes of this search, that would not be treated as a requirement, but you’ll need to be aware that you need to closely look at each program’s detailed requirements.
  • Use the Add/Remove buttons to fine-tune your list of programs.

Instructions and Tips

Use this page to search for programs based on general criteria.

Here’s some tips:

  • Check one or more boxes within each group of fields to narrow the search results down.
  • For certain numerical searches (such as Minimum GPA), if the program does not have a minimum, it is considered a zero. Make sure you include zero in your range of values so that they show up in your search.
  • The tuition search uses our estimate of total cost of attendance for non-residents including tuition, fees and living expenses.
  • You’ll probably want to start with more boxes checked and start with a short list of results. Uncheck boxes to expand the list.
  • Use the Add/Remove buttons to fine-tune your list of programs.

 

An example of how to maximize the effectiveness of your search: let’s say you don’t want to take any standardized tests:

  • Check every box under Test(s) Required that does not have “required” in it. for example “None”, “GRE Recommended”, “PA-CAT Recommended”, etc.
  • Leave blank any box that has a “required” test, such as “GRE Required”, “PA-CAT Required”, “GRE Required and PA-CAT Recommended”, etc.

This will make sure you only filter for programs that have no requirement for a standardized test.