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Physician Assistant (PA) School Details
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Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Admissions Office Email:
Length of Program:
Part-Time Option Available:
Students per Class:
PANCE First-Time Pass Rate:
Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident):
Combined Degree Program(s) Offered:
Minimum Science GPA:
Average Science GPA:
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:
Minimum PA Shadowing:
Patient Care Experience Required:
Patient Care Experience Recommended:
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.
Online Coursework Accepted:
Community College Coursework Accepted:
Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:
Required or Recommended
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Anatomy and Physiology
English / Writing