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Physician Assistant Studies | Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission are expected to complete their general education and supporting course requirements prior to admission to the professional Physician Assistant Studies program at the Medical University of South Carolina. The prerequisite general education requirements not only conform to college-wide degree requirements, but also include those courses deemed essential for preparation for the physician assistant studies curriculum. The 91 semester-hour prerequisite requirements are as follows:

Course

Semester Hours

English                              6
Mathematics         3
Statistics or Biostatistics3
General Chemistry – includes lab8
Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
3
Biology – includes lab4
Anatomy – includes lab4
Physiology – includes lab
4
Microbiology – includes lab 
4
Medical Terminology
1
Behavioral Sciences –General Psychology (required), plus six credits of Psychology electives and/or Sociology electives   
9
Humanities - foreign language, economics, ethics, political science, geography, and speech
12
Electives – Communication, Computer Science, Epidemiology, and Genetics suggested. Courses must be liberal arts/sciences and not professional or technical in nature.
30
Total91
  

Information about the course transfer policy among South Carolina colleges and universities may be found at http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/esl/bulletin/transfer_policy/index.html.

In concert with current policies and procedures, candidates will be chosen on the basis of (1) prior academic work, (2) GRE scores, (3) recommendations, (4) evaluation of other traits and experiences desirable in future PAs, and (5) personal interview with the Admission Committee. Class selection preference will be given to interviewees with direct patient care experience.

  
Last Published with Edits:June 2, 2015 12:00 PM
Last Comprehensive Review: June 2015
 
 
 
 

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