Admissions Requirements

Application Process Checklist


The Morehouse School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program Admissions Committee reviews applicants holistically taking into consideration academic history, leadership qualities, service to the community, and connectedness to the mission.  The program awards preference to applicants from groups underrespresented in medicine and/or who have a specific interest in meeting the primary healthcare needs of the underserved urban and rural populations, and/or are Georgia residents, and/or rural area, and/or veterans, and/or part of the Atlanta University Center Consortium Legacy.  Those considered most competitive will be invited to an on-campus interview.

Applications for summer 2019 Matriculating Class will be accepted from April 27, 2018 to October 1, 2018 through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). 

 

CASPA Application and Fees

Complete the electronic CASPA application form at https://portal.caspaonline.org/

Official College Transcripts

Submit all official college transcripts to CASPA.

Official GRE or MCAT Test Scores

Submit official test scores to CASPA using GRE code 2552. OR Contact AAMC and request that your MCAT scores be sent directly to CASPA. (You will also need to self-report scores in the Standardized Test section of the CASPA Application. Scores sent directly to MSM or entered in CASPA by applicant will not be reviewed.)

Letters of Reference

Submit three letters of reference to CASPA. Recommended from PA or physician, academic professor, and former employer.

Healthcare Experience

Complete a minimum 500 hours of direct patient care experiences (e.g., EMT or paramedic, health educator, RN, patient care attendant or nurse’s aide, clinic assistant, Peace Corps volunteer or other cross-cultural health care experience, technologist, therapist, clinical research assistant, etc.).

Physician Assistant Shadowing

Complete a minimum of 100 Physician Assistant shadowing hours.

 

Prerequisite Coursework

Click here for a list of all prerequisite coursework.