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Boston University School of Medicine PA Program

Boston,
MA
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: February 2022
72 East Concord Street
Suites L801 and L805
Boston,
MA
02118

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

paoffice@bu.edu
617-358-9589

Program Information

Length of Program:

28 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Spring

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

36

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

96%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$131,465 / $131,465   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

September 1
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

None

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

3.48

Average Science GPA:   

3.4

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE Required

GRE Deadline:

August 10

GRE Expiration:

Check with School

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

Yes

CASPer Deadline:

August 22

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available

Online Coursework Accepted:

No

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

No
No pending coursework allowed.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Organic Chemistry
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Biochemistry
1 Semester
Required
Preferably at the 300 or 400 level
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Or zoology with lab
Microbiology
Not Required
Upper-Level Biology
3 Semesters
Required
Upper level biology courses at the 300 or 400 level (or above) 3, one semester courses
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
1 Semester of Physiology
Required
Human or Animal Physiology (preferably at the 300 or 400 level)
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
Not Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
Not Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations

None.

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