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Oregon Health & Science University

Portland,
OR
2730 S Moody Ave
Portland,
OR
97201

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

paprgm@ohsu.edu
503-494-3633

Program Information

Length of Program:

26 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

42

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

93%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$105,027 / $105,027   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

August 1
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

3.53

Average Science GPA:   

3.4

Other GPA Requirements: 

Must have a C or better in all prerequisite coursework

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

2000 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

4000 Hours

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Only healthcare experience hours completed at the time the CASPA application is submitted will be considered.

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
Anatomy & Physiology plus associated labs must be taken within 5 years of planned matriculation.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes
Online coursework from a regionally accredited institution is accepted for all prerequisite coursework, including labs.

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters
Course Required, Lab Recommended
Can also be fulfilled through any combination of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, or biochemistry courses.
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters
Course Required, Lab Recommended
The biology requirement can also be fulfilled through cell biology, molecular biology and/or genetics courses.
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
1 Semester
Required
General or Developmental Psychology are preferred, but Abnormal Psychology will also be accepted.
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
A minimum of 30 semester credits or 40 quarter credits of biology, chemistry, and/or physics coursework are required. Includes all coursework taken in the biology, chemistry, and/or physics departments that are medically, human, and/or animal science related. Coursework taken towards fulfilling prerequisites can count toward fulfilling the credit requirement.
Other Recommendations
300-400 level (upper division) Biology and Chemistry courses (in addition to prereqs listed above) Genetics Biochemistry Pharmacology Pathophysiology Immunology Other courses which may be beneficial to a future health care provider (e.g., epidemiology, medical terminology, etc.) Spanish language course(s)

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