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The South University, Richmond Physician Assistant program participates with the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). Please refer to the application process page for instructions. Individuals whose applications are reviewed positively will be invited for a personal on-campus interview.
The following criteria are established for students interested in applying to the South University Physician Assistant Master of Science degree program:
Students must complete all prerequisite courses listed below with a grade of C or better at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university before matriculation.
Prerequisite coursework which is obtained from a four-year college or university and which is designed for science majors is considered more competitive.
Clinical experience that includes direct patient care is strongly recommended for application and selection into the program; however, there is no requirement for a predetermined number of hours (or months) of health care experience to be earned by an applicant. Clinical experiences should provide the applicant with a knowledge of and orientation to the presentation, signs, and symptoms of a variety of ill or injured patients. Such experiences are evaluated on an individual basis with regard to time spent with physician assistants or physicians observing or caring for patients.