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University of Florida

Gainesville,
FL
1104 Newell Dr
Gainesville,
FL
32601

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

admissions@pap.ufl.edu
352-294-8150

Program Information

Length of Program:

24 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

60

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

98%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$107,475 / $175,147   Includes living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

September 1
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

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: 

2000 Hours

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE Required

GRE Deadline:

September 1

GRE Expiration:

Check with School

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

Yes

CASPer Deadline:

Check with School

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available
Preference is given to applicants whose prerequisites are no older than 5 years at the time of application, but only Microbiology is required to be taken within the last 5 years.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Not Stated on School Website

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
Pending coursework must be completed by the fall semester before matriculation.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Organic Chemistry
Recommended
Biochemistry
Recommended
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Recommended
Genetics
1 Semester with Lab
Recommended
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
Physics
Recommended
Medical Terminology
1 Course
Required
Often programs only require a one-unit course. Some programs accept a non-credit certificate course.
English / Writing
Recommended
Psychology
Recommended
Social Sciences
Recommended
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations
Additional chemistry, biology, and social science courses beyond the minimum requirements will strengthen an application, especially if the additional courses are highly correlated with medicine. Recommended medically-related science courses include Biochemistry (prerequisites: Organic Chemistry 1 and 2), Biostatistics, Cell Biology, Cell Physiology, Embryology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Histology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics, Organic Chemistry, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Pathogenic Bacteriology, and Virology. Recommended non-medically-related science courses include Physical Chemistry, Physics, and Quantitative Analysis. Recommended social/behavioral science courses include Abnormal Psychology, Death and Dying, Developmental Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Human Sexuality, Marriage and the Family, Medical Ethics, Psychology, and Sociology. Recommended English/humanities courses include Expository Writing, Technical Writing, Communications, and Humanities.

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