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Physician Assistant (PA) School Details
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University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia
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Length of Program:
Part-Time Option Available:
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PANCE First-Time Pass Rate:
Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident):
Combined Degree Program(s) Offered:
Minimum Science GPA:
Average Science GPA:
Other GPA Requirements:
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 prerequisite GPA as calculated by CASPA. Preference is given to cumulative and/or science GPAs of 3.2 or higher as calculated by CASPA and based on a 4.0 scale.
Shadowing and Experience:
PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:
Minimum PA Shadowing:
Patient Care Experience Required:
Patient Care Experience Recommended:
Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:
You must have at least 500 documented health care exposure hours completed by August 15, 2022. You can obtain these hours through paid, volunteer or shadowing experiences. We do not accept virtual shadowing hours. Class of 2021 Profile: Health Care Exposure Hours - 2,634
Online Coursework Accepted:
Community College Coursework Accepted:
Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:
Required or Recommended
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Anatomy and Physiology
English / Writing