University of Iowa PA Program Mission Statement

To recruit exemplary individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences and to equip them with the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide high quality, compassionate health care to diverse patient populations. To achieve our mission, the PA Program strives to… Provide our students with a broad based interprofessional medical education that will enable them to adapt to the changing health care environment with a focus on evidence-based practice Prepare and encourage graduates to practice in rural communities and other underserved settings Educate students in a collaborative team model that promotes critical thinking and medical problem solving skills Continue our tradition of excellence in preparing students to successfully complete the national certification examination and to perform among the top programs in the country Develop faculty and staff members with a commitment to excellence in teaching, service and scholarship

PA PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Accreditation Status: Continuing
Campus: School of Medicine
Degrees Offered: Certificate, Masters
Distance & Online Learning: None
Bachelor Degree: Required
Class Duration: 28 months
Class Capacity: 25 students
On-Campus Housing: Not available
Decision Criteria: Academics; GRE or MCAT score; Direct patient health care experience, personal interview, personal statement
Seat Deposit: $800
Supplemental Application: No
International Students: Not Accepted
TOEFL: Required (for international applicants)
Recommendation letters: 3,Academic reference, Employer/supervisor

CASPA

CASPA Participant? Yes
Application Deadline October 

TUITION

Resident $40,315
Nonresident $84,385

GPA

Overall GPA 3.0
Prerequisite GPA No minimum
Science GPA 3.2
Science GPA Method Overall

GRE

Required — MCAT accepted in place of GRE

EXPERIENCE

REQUIRED
Minimum 1000 hours
Paid experience with hands-on patient care
Volunteer experience with hands-on patient care

PART TIME OPTION

NO

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

For a complete list of the Physician Assistant Program details and requirements please visit the official PA program website.

PA Program Website

Address

Our Address:

University of Iowa 5167 Westlawn Iowa City, IA 52242-1110

Telephone:
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