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University of North Dakota

Grand Forks,
ND
1301 N Columbia Rd Stop 9037
Grand Forks,
ND
58202

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

UND.med.paprogram@UND.edu
701-777-2344

Program Information

Length of Program:

24 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

35

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

93%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$49,735 / $72,245   Does not include living expenses.

Tuition Notes:

Tuition and fees for the program for Minnesota residents are $49,735

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: 

3.4

Average Science GPA:   

3.4

Other GPA Requirements: 

Grade of B or higher (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) unless denoted below. The UND DPAS recognizes that some applicants may be taking courses which may be affected by COVID-19 pandemic. We strongly encourage a letter grade for all courses.

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

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Hours accrued in a student/learner role are not acceptable.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

Yes

CASPer Deadline:

Check with School

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

7 Years
Prerequisite coursework does not have an expiration date. However, the most competitive candidates are those who demonstrate more recent success in completing challenging coursework. Preference is given to applicants who have completed upper level science prerequisite courses within the past 7 years.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes
Courses can be taken online or at a community/technical college as long as they are from a regionally-accredited institution within the U.S. (HLC, MSCHE, NECHE, NWCCU, SACSCOC, WSCUC). They must meet the requirements listed (such as number of semester credit, grade of B or higher, completed by deadline, etc.). Upper level university science coursework, with lab work, are preferred.

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

No
No in-progress requirements will be considered.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
Not Required
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester
Course Required, Lab Recommended
Upper-Level Biology
2 Semesters
Course Required, Lab Recommended
Additional upper level science coursework (with labs) recommended.
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
Recommended
Often programs only require a one-unit course. Some programs accept a non-credit certificate course.
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
1 Semester
Recommended
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Preferably statistics for psychology, sociology, or biology.
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
At least 6 semester credits of additional upper level University science chosen from the following courses are required to satisfy a singular requirement: Biochemistry Biochemistry of Proteins and Information Flow Genetics Cell Biology Developmental Biology Endocrinology Systems Biology Physiology of Organs and Systems Molecular Genetics Molecular Biology of the Cell Organic Chemistry I Organic Chemistry II Introduction to Immunology *Organic Chemistry I & II are acceptable to have a letter grade of C
Other Recommendations

None.

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