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SUNY Upstate Medical Center

Syracuse,
NY
Weiskotten Hall Rm. 1213
766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse,
NY
13210

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

admiss@upstate.edu
315-464-4570

Program Information

Length of Program:

27 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

33

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

91%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$121,761 / $169,921   Includes living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

November 1
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

None

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

1000 Hours

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

1000 hours of health care related volunteer or employment experience-direct patient care preferred

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE Required

GRE Deadline:

November 20

GRE Expiration:

Check with School

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

5 Years
One biology and one chemistry course need to be taken within 5 years of matriculation into the PA program.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Not Stated on School Website

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
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
1 Semester
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
Medical Terminology does not have to be taken for college credit. Most students take an online course from universalclass.com. Either Medical Terminology 101 OR Medical Terminology 201 will meet this requirement, so long as a certificate of completion is awarded.
English / Writing
2 Semesters
Required
English Composition and one English elective are required.
Psychology
Not Required
Social Sciences
2 Semesters
Required
Must take two of the following behavioral or social sciences courses: Psychology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, History, Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, Government
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations

None.

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