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The CUNY School of Medicine

New York,
NY
Townsend Harris Hall
160 Convent Avenue
New York,
NY
10031

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

graduateadmissions@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-7000

Program Information

Length of Program:

28 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

31

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

97%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$45,507 / $75,092   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

January 15
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

None

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Other GPA Requirements: 

CUNY School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or above is required.

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

The program does not require a minimum number of hours of health care experience, patient care experience, PA shadowing, or volunteer work, but highly recommends that applicants have shadowing/volunteering experience. It is important that applicants spend time with PAs to ensure adequate understanding of the PA role in healthcare. A competitive applicant will be able to demonstrate familiarity with the PA profession.

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
CUNY will not disadvantage students whose pre-requisite courses were transitioned to virtual during the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 and/or Spring and Summer 2021 semesters. Online hybrid courses, taken before Spring 2020, will be accepted towards the fulfillment of the core prerequisite science courses. The online laboratory components, taken before Spring 2020, will not be accepted. Due to COVID-19, Spring/Summer/Fall 2020, and Spring/Summer 2021 online courses and laboratory components will be accepted. Fall 2021 online course with labs will be accepted. We also encourage applicants whose institution offer the lab components in-person to consider the in-person option.

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
2 pending course(s) maximum.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
The program will accept 1 year of sequential Organic Chemistry I & II with labs (8 credits) as a substitute for Chemistry I & II with lab requirement.
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
2 Semesters
Required
Two of the following courses must be taken: Cell & Molecular Biology (3 credits), Genetics (3 credits), Mammalian Physiology (3 credits), Anatomy & Physiology I & II with laboratory (8 credits; counts as one course) , Biochemistry (3 credits)
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
Not Required
Two of the following courses must be taken: Cell & Molecular Biology (3 credits), Genetics (3 credits), Mammalian Physiology (3 credits), Anatomy & Physiology I & II with laboratory (8 credits; counts as one course) , Biochemistry (3 credits)
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
Not Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
Two of the following courses must be taken: Cell & Molecular Biology (3 credits), Genetics (3 credits), Mammalian Physiology (3 credits), Anatomy & Physiology I & II with laboratory (8 credits; counts as one course) , Biochemistry (3 credits)
Other Recommendations

None.

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