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University of Wisconsin – Madison

Madison,
WI
750 Highland Avenue
Madison,
WI
53705

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

paprogram@mailplus.wisc.edu
608-263-5621

In addition to the 24-month program on the Madison campus, 24-month regional programs are offered in Northern Wisconsin (wisPACT@UW-Stevens Point at Wausau) and targeting the tristate region of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa experiencing a significant shortage of healthcare professionals, especially in rural communities (wisPACT@UW-Platteville).  part-time, 36-month distance track option is offered for candidates living within driving distance of Madison.

Program Information

Length of Program:

24 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

59

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

92%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$39,469 / $80,198   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

MS/MPH

Degree Program Notes:

The dual degree MPH-MPAS program consists of two semesters MPH curriculum, one full year of PA didactic curriculum and one year PA clinical rotations. Total program is 33 months for completion

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

August 1
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3.2

Minimum Science GPA:

3.2

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

1000 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

1500 Hours

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

A minimum of 1000 hours must be completed for application to be reviewed.

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:

3 Years
Human Anatomy and Human Physiology. School website provides options to update coursework for anatomy and physiology courses taken longer than 3 years prior to matriculation: https://www.med.wisc.edu/education/physician-assistant-pa-program/admission-requirements/

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
2 pending course(s) maximum.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
Not Required
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
1 Semester
Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
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
Intro/General/Abnormal or Developmental Psychology
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations

None.

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