George Washington University PA ProgramBy
The GW PA Program is located on 23rd street in Washington D.C. It began as an experiment with men trained as military medics and corpsman in 1969. By 1972 the University authorized the organization of a degree granting Physician Assistant Program and to date have graduated over 1200 physician assistants.
The George Washington U. program grants two degrees, a Master of Science in Health Science and a combined PA/Master of Public Health. The first degree is a 2 year program and the second is 3 years. At a cost of $12,855/semester you really have to want to know about public health to pay those prices for 6 semesters and two summers. The consolation is a degree from a really great university rated #4 by USNews.
What do you have to have to get in. Well, the GWU PA site has a really great PDF that spells it all out. If you are really interested in this site, I suggest you download it.
Admission requirements are processed through the Central Application Service for PA (CASPA). The candidate must have a bachelors degree and a GPA of 3.0 or better. They must have completed 2 semesters of biological sciences with Anatomy and Physiology recommended and any plant science course not recommended. Another 2 semesters of chemistry is required with Biochemistry strongly recommended. Two semesters of Psychology with one general and one abnormal psych recommended.
An applicant must take the GRE with in 5 years of application. Newer score is undoubtedly better than older. Six months of patient care experience is recommended and ONE YEAR is recommended.
If you are interested in the program or any program for that matter, our tips booklet recommends you visit it. You can call the GWU program at 202-994-7644 to arrange this. A website is also suggested but only www. appears on the PDF information sheet.