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University of Iowa

Iowa City,
IA
375 Newton Road
1221 Medical Education Research Facility
Iowa City,
IA
52242

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

paprogram@uiowa.edu
319-335-8922

Program Information

Length of Program:

28 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

Not Stated on School Website

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

25

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

100%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$113,591 / $161,344   Includes living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

October 1
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3.2

Average GPA: 

3.79

Average Science GPA:   

3.74

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

1000 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE or MCAT Required

GRE Deadline:

Check with School

GRE Expiration:

Check with School

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Minimum test score at the 25th percentile or higher on each section (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test taken within the last 10 years. MCAT taken within the last 10 years can be submitted in place of the GRE. Official scores from ETS for the GRE must be received in order for your application to be reviewed. If you choose to submit a MCAT score, official scores from AAMC must be received in order for your application to be reviewed.

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
The biochemistry course requirement must be completed at the time of application submission.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters
Required
Courses taken from a community college must be at the general level, and not at the introductory level.
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
1 Semester
Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
1 Semester
Required
A survey course in Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry may not satisfy this requirement. If Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry is a combined course, the entire course sequence must be completed to receive credit for both of these courses.
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters
Required
A Complete Course Sequence in Biology (General Biology I and II, or Animal Biology, Human Biology, or General Zoology). Courses taken from a community college must be at the general level, and not at the introductory level.
Microbiology
1 Semester
Recommended
Upper-Level Biology
3 Semesters
Required
At Least 3 Additional Upper Level Courses in Biology or Zoology (These courses must require prerequisites to get into the course.)
Genetics
1 Semester
Recommended
Anatomy and Physiology
1 Semester of Physiology
Required
Animal, Exercise, or Human Physiology. A two-semester combined anatomy-physiology course sequence may satisfy this requirement.
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
Not Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
General Statistics or Biostatistics
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
Traditionally, successful candidates from our program take 2-3 upper-level Biological and Chemical Science courses per semester (junior/senior year), take a majority of upper-level Biological and Chemical Science courses from a 4-year institution, and have minimal courses completed via an online program. The University of Iowa PA Program does not consider most nutritional science courses or physics courses for their Biological Sciences course prerequisites. Examples of Other Upper-Level Courses: Cell Biology** Genetics** Immunology** Microbiology** Molecular Biology** Pharmacology** Anatomy Embryology Endocrinology Histology Neuroscience **highly recommended
Other Recommendations

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