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Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Philadelphia,
PA
Medicine Education and Research Building
3500 N. Broad Street, Suite 124
Philadelphia,
PA
19140

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

pa-admissions@temple.edu
215-707-3656

Program Information

Length of Program:

26 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

28

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

100%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$92,260 / $96,559   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:

None

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Other GPA Requirements: 

Applicants who do not meet these minimum requirements, but have a wide array of outstanding attributes, may be considered in the context of our holistic review. If the Admissions Committee determines that the applicant may be suitable for admission into the program, an appeal may be made through the Dean for Graduate Studies at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and the Temple University Graduate Board. The PA Program Director may file an appeal regarding this Graduate School Policy in exceptional circumstances.

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

100

Patient Care Experience Required:

400 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

To be considered for an interview, a minimum of 400 hours of clearly documented volunteer or paid direct hands-on patient contact experience or witnessing care first-hand are required. It is strongly recommended that these hours include a minimum of 100 hours working with or shadowing an MD, DO, and/or a PA, and 200 hours of relevant healthcare 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:

10 Years
All science and math prerequisites coursework must be completed within 10 years prior to June enrollment. At least four science courses must be completed within 4 years prior to June enrollment.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
Students with incomplete prerequisites may apply; however, there may be a delay in the application review process if two (2) or more pre-requisite courses are pending.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Organic Chemistry
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Biochemistry
1 Semester
Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Microbiology
1 Semester
Recommended
Upper-Level Biology
2 Semesters
Required
2 or more courses from the following list: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Cell Biology
Genetics
1 Semester
Recommended
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
Not Required
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations

None.

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