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PA Programs – Notheastern

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Name of program: NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY – BOUVE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES (Boston, MA)

URL http://www.northeastern.edu/bouve/programs/mphysassist/mphysassist.html
US News Rank #13 tied with Stony Brook and Interservice PA Programs in 2011
Prerequisites:
Courses

Anatomy w/lab – 1 semester (or 2 if combined with Physiology) – no lab required
Physiology w/lab – 1 semester (or 2 if combined with Anatomy) – no lab required
Microbiology w/lab  – will satisfy one semester of Biology
Statistics – Yes – reseach type course covering basic principles (hypothesis testing
probability theory, chi square, T tests, etc.)
Psychology
Other courses: 2 semesters Biology (Cell Biology, Microbiology or Genetics and/or
evolutionary process)

Chemistry
8 hours with lab basic
4 hours with lab Organic
8 hours each of above recommended and Biochemistry

Bachelor Degree – Baccalaureate
GRE – Not required
Basic Life Support -n/a

Admissions:
CASPA Application Required – Yes – April 14th with a deadline of September 1st
Supplemental app required – Yes – $50 fee – once completed printed and mailed back, deadline September 1st
Open House – Special visit programs – must preregister
Interview – Yes – 2 day program conducted several times for 100 candidates
Rolling admissions – No – acceptance decisions only at the end of February
Admission factors

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,
  • 2,000 hours of hands-on experience with physical care of patients (individuals who have more than the minimum amount of hands-on patient care are more competitive – it is recommended that all applicants have at least one year of post-baccalaureate full-time work experience before applying to the program),
  • 24 semester hours science courses,
  • all prerequisite courses with grades of “B” or better by the summer semester preceding the September 1st application deadline (Chemistry and Biology must have been completed within the last 7 yearsat a 4-year institution),
  • academic records,
  • personal statements,
  • 3 clinically-related letters of reference
  • successful criminal background check

Program facts:
Length – 24 months
Degree Granted – Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Class size – 34
Average # of Apps received, average # interviewed and # accepted  – not published
Average age, sex, GPA of those admitted – not published
Tuition – 2010-2011 academic year $26,325/year
Fees

  • Student fees $384/year,
  • medical equipment $800,
  • required textbooks – approximately$300,
  • criminal background check $25/year;
  • by law all students in the state of Massachusetts are required to have health insurance (university plan $2,320 for the 2009-2010 academic year)

Financial Aid – There are several types of financial aid including a loan available only for physician assistant students; limited part-time employment is possible during first year of program but not feasible for second year; Office of Student Financial Services 617-373-5899

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