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University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

La Crosse,
WI
1725 State St
La Crosse,
WI
54601

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

paprogram@uwlax.edu
608-785-8470

Program Information

Length of Program:

24 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

28

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

100%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$46,702 / $84,777   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: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Prior direct patient healthcare experience is recommended, however, not required.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE Required

GRE Deadline:

August 1

GRE Expiration:

Check with School

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available
Coursework does not expire, but it is recommended that classes are taken within the last 4 years.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Not Stated on School Website

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters
Required
Organic Chemistry
1 Semester
Required
A two semester sequence (I & II) or a survey course is preferred over completing Organic Chemistry I alone.
Biochemistry
1 Semester
Required
Must be taken at a 4-year institution. Molecular or Cellular Biology at the 300 level are acceptable alternatives.
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
Not Required
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
Not Required
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Psychology prerequisite may be fulfilled with a course in General, Introductory, Developmental, or Abnormal Psychology.
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
1 Semester
Required
One semester of Precalculus or Calculus is required. College Algebra AND Trigonometry may serve as an acceptable alternative, however, this often requires two semesters of study rather than one.
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
At least two of the required Biology courses (Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology) must include a lab. At least two of the required Chemistry courses must include a lab. Applicants are encouraged to complete at least one Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry lab.
Other Recommendations

None.

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