Frequently Asked Questions
What is the application deadline?
Do I have to complete all the prerequisite courses before I can apply?
Are prerequisite courses waived if I have a college degree?
Are admissions tests required?
I have completed some of the courses in the curriculum. Can I jump ahead in the program?
I took the General Chemistry course but didn’t take the lab. Do I need to take it?
I have a medical degree from another country. Am I granted an automatic interview and entry into the program?
Do I have to job-shadow a physician assistant?
What is "direct patient care"?
If employment in an above field is impractical for you, volunteering for a hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation center, or doctor’s office would suffice. When volunteering, it is important that you are able to observe or participate in direct patient care.
A note on official office stationary should be handed in, and you should not be working with a first degree relative.
What is not "direct patient care?"
What does the admissions committee look for in a competitive applicant?
What is the daily schedule like?
Can I work and still attend the PA program?
Does the admissions committee accept on-line credit or credit from a two-year institution?
Is the program accredited?
What are the prerequisites required for admission to your program?
- General Chemistry (8 credit hours)
- Biology (8 credit hours)
- College Algebra (3 credit hours) or higher level Math course
- Human Anatomy and Physiology (8 credit hours)
- Microbiology (3 credit hours)
- Organic Chemistry (3 credit hours)
- Biochemistry (3 credit hours)
- Statistics (3 credit hours)
- When comparing prerequisites from other institutions the course description and course prerequisites should be equivalent to the prerequisite courses offered at Springfield College.
The following prerequisite courses must have been successfully completed:
The following prerequisite courses must have been successfully completed within 7 years of enrollment: