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University of Washington

Seattle,
WA
4311 11th Avenue NE
Suite 200
Seattle,
WA
98105

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

medex@uw.edu
206-616-4001

Program Information

Length of Program:

27 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

Not Stated on School Website

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

170

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

92%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$85,971 / $85,971   Does not include living expenses.

Tuition Notes:

This program is at a public university, but it does not follow the typical resident/non-resident tuition schedule for University of Washington.

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

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: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

2000 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

4000 Hours

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Experience must be from paid position(s) and not volunteer work. The only exception is work as a paramedic or EMT when all emergency services are provided only on an all-volunteer basis. Clinical experience gained through a training program, as a student, does not count toward satisfying the 2,000-hour paid requirement.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE Recommended

GRE Deadline:

Check with School

GRE Expiration:

Check with School

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

No

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
1 Semester
Required
Only one semester of a chemistry course is required. The chemistry course should cover chemical reactions, stoichiometry, atomic theory and structure, chemical bonding, equilibrium, and acid/bases. Courses that fulfill this requirement include General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemical Concepts.
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
See note below
Biochemistry
1 Semester
Recommended
See note below
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
See note below
Introductory Biology
1 Semester
Required
Courses that fulfill this general requirement include General Biology, Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, Medical Biology, and Biology for Health Sciences.
Microbiology
1 Semester
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
1 Semester
Recommended
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology
Required
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
2 Semesters
Required
Psychology
Recommended
Social Sciences
Recommended
Recommended Social Sciences Courses: Psychology, Sociology, Anthroplogy
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Courses that fulfill this requirement include Principles of Statistical Reasoning, Biostatistics, Research Methods, Quantitative Methods, Statistics for Psychology, Statistics for the Health, Professions, and Applied Statistics.
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
Only one semester of a chemistry course is required. Common courses that fulfill this requirement include General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemical Concepts
Other Recommendations

None.

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