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University of Missouri – Kansas City

Kansas City,
MO
2411 Holmes
Kansas City,
MO
64108

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

medicine@umkc.edu
816-235-1870

Program Information

Length of Program:

29 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Spring

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

20

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

94%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$71,256 / $85,198   Does not include living expenses.

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: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

8

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

For the 2022 cycle: the shadowing requirement has been waived; however, shadowing a PA is highly encouraged when possible. Experience shadowing a physician assistant is required prior to the application deadline. The required shadowing hours may not be fulfilled within employment, internship experiences, or class experiences. Although preference will be given to applicants with previous or ongoing direct patient-care experience (professional or volunteer), such experience is not required for admission.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE or MCAT Required

GRE Deadline:

August 1

GRE Expiration:

1
Year(s)

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

The MMSPA Admissions Committee does not have a preference on whether applicants choose to submit GRE or MCAT scores.

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available

Online Coursework Accepted:

Not Stated on School Website

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
2 pending course(s) maximum.
An applicant may have no more than two pre-requisite courses remaining incomplete after the application deadline. Any offers of admission will be contingent upon completion of the required courses. Once enrolled in the course(s), a student must submit a transcript to the School of Medicine Office of Admissions showing the course(s) in progress. A final transcript with a final grade in the course(s) must be submitted upon completion of the course.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit will be accepted for this course, but will not be used when calculating the pre-requisite GPA.
Organic Chemistry
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Biochemistry
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit will be accepted for this course, but will not be used when calculating the pre-requisite GPA.
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
1 Semester Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 1 Semester of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
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
Not Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit will be accepted for this course, but will not be used when calculating the pre-requisite GPA.
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations

None.

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