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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham,
AL
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: January 2023
1716 9th Ave S
School of Health Professions Building, Rm. 430
Birmingham,
AL
35233

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

AskCDS@uab.edu
205-934-3209

Program Information

Length of Program:

27 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

71

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

98%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$114,986 / $192,184   Includes living expenses.

Tuition Notes:

Those who live Alabama and in specific counties in Mississippi and Florida are automatically considered residents. These counties, defined as Service Areas, include: Mississippi: George, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Perry and Stone Florida: Escambia and Santa Rosa

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

August 1
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

3.7

Average Science GPA:   

3.7

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:

Experience in health care settings, such as providing direct patient care, surgical experience, shadowing and /or other health care experience, is considered by the admissions committee, but not required.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE Required

GRE Deadline:

August 1

GRE Expiration:

5
Year(s)

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Applicants with advanced degrees whose GRE scores are older than 5 years (i.e. the time limit that ETS will send scores) can request the PA program to consider dated scores if the applicant can provide documentation of their GRE scores directly from the institution they attended.

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
3 pending course(s) maximum.
All applicants with 9 or fewer semester hours of prerequisite courses to complete on Jan 1st of the year of admission will be considered for admission. All prerequisite courses must be completed before the program begins in the fall semester.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters
Course Required, Lab Recommended
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters
Required
Microbiology
1 Semester
Course Required, Lab Recommended
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
Course Required, Lab Recommended
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
2 Semesters
Required
General AND developmental or abnormal psychology
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
All prerequisite courses must be completed with a "C" or better.
Other Recommendations

None.

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