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Physician Assistant (PA) School Details
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University of Southern California (LA)
Length of Program:
Part-Time Option Available:
Students per Class:
PANCE First-Time Pass Rate:
Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident):
Combined Degree Program(s) Offered:
Minimum Science GPA:
Average Science GPA:
Shadowing and Experience:
PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:
Minimum PA Shadowing:
Patient Care Experience Required:
Patient Care Experience Recommended:
Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:
Hands-on, paid, patient care clinical experience is preferred. Other health care experience is equally acceptable as long as the clinical experience is hands-on in nature. It is important that PA applicants are familiar with medical care environments and the role of a physician assistant, and have experience working with patients. Volunteer clinical experience is also considered in the application process and should be entered into the CASPA application, as well; the applicant is encouraged to describe their hands-on experience, whether it is paid or volunteer.
Online Coursework Accepted:
Community College Coursework Accepted:
Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:
Required or Recommended
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Anatomy and Physiology
English / Writing