PA Admissions Changes-Summer 2020 Entry
For the 2019-2020 application cycle, all University of Texas System Physician Assistant programs (Rio Grande Valley, Health Science Center at San Antonio, Southwestern, and Medical Branch at Galveston) are standardizing their academic prerequisites.
The following represent all required courses and activities:
UT/Cross-Institutional PA program Prerequisites
|Must pass all prerequisites with C or better||Yes|
|GRE||Yes (no minimum)|
Required Courses *
|Other Mandatory Requirements|
|Three letters of recommendation/reference letters|
Suggestions for Overall CASPA Submission Improvement
The following are application enhancing and are not required. Additionally, completion of these recommendations, in any grouping or sequence, does not guarantee selection into a UT Systems PA program.
|Clinical hours (hands-on patient contact)|
|Shadow hours (PA, MD, DO, and NP)|
|Completion of Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses|
|Completion of GRE within five years of the matriculation date|
|Achieving a 3.0 or better in all prerequisites coursework|
|* all required courses MUST BE completed within ten years of class matriculation|
|** If a combined Human Anatomy & Physiology course is taken, applicants must complete both Anatomy & Physiology I and Anatomy & Physiology II with the appropriate laboratories|
|ß All required sciences classes must be for sciences majors and include a laboratory component|
Important: There are admission requirements that are a site or program specific. These include, but are not limited to, acceptance of CLEP or AP courses, course exceptions or waivers, tuition deposit, application deadline requirements, interview scheduling, and application review. Identifying and complying with program-specific application requirements are the sole responsibility of the applicant.
All decisions to review applications, make course equivalency determinations or interview specific applicants are determined by the specific program, therefore similar or equivalent admission procedures or decisions across all UT System PA Schools is not implied or guaranteed.