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Daemen College

Amherst,
NY
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: February 2022
4380 Main Street
Amherst,
NY
14226

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

admissions@daemen.edu
716-839-8225

Program Information

Length of Program:

33 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

56

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

98%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$103,688 / $103,688   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

Bachelor's/Master's

Degree Program Notes:

15-25 seats for the graduate program 65 seats total.

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

January 15
(Non-Rolling Admission)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

3.5

Average Science GPA:   

3.4

Other GPA Requirements: 

No more than two grades below C in any college level course

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

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

120 hours required

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

5 Years

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes
Courses taken online from spring of 2020 through summer of 2021 will be accepted. No online labs

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
1 pending course(s) maximum.
The Admissions Committee prefers (and recommends) that all course requirements be completed at the time of graduate application. However, the College may consider applications with one outstanding course in progress.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters
Required
8 credits of General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
Not Required
Social Sciences
3 Semesters
Required
9 credits of Psychology and/or Sociology
Statistics
Not Required
Other Math
1 Semester
Required
Calculus
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
GPA of 3.0 or better (average of accepted students generally >3.4) in the following four courses: -4 credits of Anatomy including lab, 300 level -4 credits of Physiology including lab, 300 level -4 credits of Microbiology including lab, 300 level -4 credits of Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry including lab, 300 level It is preferred that the above mentioned courses be taken within a full time semester. Virtual labs are not acceptable.
Other Recommendations

None.

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