About Us

As private admissions advisors for P.A. applicants, Dr. Hannah Skolnik and Dr. Carleen Eaton often work with applicants daunted by the nearly 300 P.A. programs to choose among. Realizing that one of the most important aspects of a successful application to a P.A. program was school selection and that no truly comprehensive, cost-effective source of information existed, Dr. Skolnik and Dr. Eaton decided to create one.

Using their combined experience, they compiled a list of the information P.A. applicants had expressed they would find most useful to know about programs. The programs were then meticulously researched to ensure the data was high quality. The result was PreHealthAdmit – a searchable database that allows you to compile a school list tailored to your needs, including the prerequisites you’ve taken, location preferences, budget, and standardized tests you plan to take (or don’t!). Our goal is to make the school selection process more organized and strategic so that you can find programs that are the best fit for you and realize your dream to become a Physician Assistant.

This is just the start; we look forward to adding a step-by-step guide through the application process, blog posts with tips and insights about becoming a P.A. and much more.

We’re glad to have the opportunity to help your path to becoming a P.A!

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.

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.