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Physician Assistant (PA) School Details

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Southern California University of Health Sciences

Whittier,
CA
16200 Amber Valley Dr.
Whittier,
CA
90604

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

physicianassistant@scuhs.edu
562-947-8755

Program Information

Length of Program:

28 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

Not Stated on School Website

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Provisional/Probation

Students per Class:

50

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

91%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$108,997 / $108,997   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

January 15
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

3.46

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

2000 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Must be paid clinical experience.

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:

7 Years

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
All pre-req coursework must be completed by application deadline

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Acceptable chemistry courses include general, organic, inorganic, and biochemistry
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not 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
1 Course
Required
Often programs only require a one-unit course. Some programs accept a non-credit certificate course.
English / Writing
1 Semester
Required
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Introduction to Psychology is preferred.
Social Sciences
1 Semester
Required
Must be a course taken within the Sociology or Anthropology department
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
1 Semester
Required
Must be algebra or higher; a statistics course will not fulfill this requirement
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

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