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Name of program: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
URL: www.familymedicine.northwestern.edu/pa_program
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Prerequisites:
Courses
Anatomy w/lab – 3 semester hours minimum
Physiology w/lab – 3 semester hours minimum
Microbiology w/lab – 3 semester hours minimum
Statistics – 3 semester hours minimum
Psychology –
Other courses: Medical Terminology 1-3 semester hours

Chemistry
4 hours with lab basic
4 hours with lab Organic
8 hours each of above recommended and Biochemistry (Biochemistry – one semester required)

Bachelor Degree – Baccalaureate
GRE – Yes
Basic Life Support – no

Admissions:
CASPA Application Required – Yes – December 1st deadline
Supplemental app required – Yes – $40 fee – online application
Open House – Information sessions – online form – RSVP
Interview – Yes – beginning September – (get your app in early – deadline in Dec but interviews begin in Sep!)
Rolling admissions – Yes
Admission factors –

  • Overall minimum GPA of 2.80 (on a 4.0 scale), GRE,
  • all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or above,
  • required to meet entrance health exams,
  • 1,000 hours clinical experience and/or community service (i.e. health care for underserved populations, medical mission) recommended,
  • personal statement and application essay,
  • references (prefer one academic, one personal, and one health care related reference),
  • interview performance

Program facts:
Length – 24 months
Degree Granted – Masters of Medical Sciences
Class size – 30
Average # of Apps received, average # interviewed and # accepted  – 100 interviewed, 30 accepted
Average age, sex, GPA of those admitted – GRE composite 1,150, GPA 3.4, clinical hours 2,500
Tuition – $33,999 per year
Fees –

  • Room and board $16,500 per year,
  • health insurance $2,466 per year,
  • equipment – computer $1,250 first year, medical instruments $1,250, uniforms $250 first year, $150 second year,
  • books $1,250 per year,
  • personal $3,582 per year,
  • estimated loan fees $1,145 per year,
  • PANCE $425 second year

Financial Aid – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has a competitive financial
aid program that includes federal and institution-funded loan programs.  Students who which to
be considered to receive loans are advised to submit their financial aid application materials
by the specified deadlines as listed at the financial aid web site.

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