About George Washington University PA Program
The GW Physician Assistant Program focuses on preparing health professionals who will extend and complement the capabilities of physicians in the delivery of health care. Our faculty believes it is essential for all PA graduates to be well-rounded clinicians, prepared for a variety of medical careers.
We offer two graduate level programs: the traditional 2 year program leading to a Master of Science in Health Sciences degree (MSHS) and the 3 year joint program leading to both an MSHS and a Master of Public Health degree (MPH). Applicants to the joint PA/MPH program must meet admission requirements for both the MSHS and MPH programs.
It is important that GW PA students demonstrate the capacity to recognize the unique role of the PA and the scope of the professional responsibility inherent to the role. Every PA student should show proficiency in a common body of basic science knowledge and master the principles, knowledge, skills, and procedures of seven major medical disciplines: internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and primary care (ambulatory) medicine. Every candidate should meet basic technical standards by having the capacity to observe and communicate; sufficient motor ability to perform physical examinations, basic laboratory, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures; emotional stability to exercise good judgment and work effectively in stressful situations; and the intellectual ability to integrate and synthesize data, solve problems, and formulate treatment plans.
PA PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Accreditation Status: Continuing
Campus: School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Degrees Offered: Masters
Bachelor Degree: Required
Class Duration: 24 months
Class Capacity: 67 students
On-Campus Housing: Not Available
Decision Criteria: Academics, health care experience, personal interview, personal statement.
Seat Deposit: $1,000
Supplemental Application: Yes
International Students: Accepted
TOEFL: Required (for international applicants)
Recommendation : 2
Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
Resident : $ 86,148
Nonresident : $ 86,148
Overall GPA: 3.0
Prerequisite GPA: No minimum
Science GPA: 3.0
Required — MCAT not accepted in place of GRE
PART TIME OPTION
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
For a complete list of the Physician Assistant Program details and requirements please visit the official PA program website.