University of Florida


Name of program: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (School of Physician Assistant Studies)
URL: pap.med.ufl.edu
US News Rank # 43

Anatomy w/lab – Anatomy & Physiology including labs 6-8 semester hours
Physiology w/lab
Microbiology w/lab – 3-5 semester hours at a pre-med level
Statistics – 3 semester hours including statistical tests and analysis
Psychology –
Other courses: Medical Terminology 

Chemistry – General Chemistry -a complete sequence geared toward science majors, including labs:
8-11 semester hours
4 hours with lab basic
4 hours with lab Organic
8 hours each of above recommended and Biochemistry

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

CASPA Application Required – Yes – mid-April with a deadline of October 2011 (September 1st for priority consideration)
Supplemental app required – No
Open House – check site
Interview – Yes – late August or early September and continues through December – final deadlines in late January or February – interviews are two days long (includes writing exercise)
Rolling admissions – No – but early consideration
Admission factors –

  • All pre-professional prerequisite courses must be completed at colleges or universities accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies,
  • all preprofessional prerequisite courses completed with a “C” or above,
  • GRE,
  • all prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed by the end of the fall semester preceding the School’s academic year in late June,
  • 2,000 hours of direct (“hands-on”) patient care experience (paid or volunteer),
  • 3 references (one reference from a physician who has supervised the applicant in a clinical setting, one from a PA who is familiar with the applicant’s clinical work, and one from another health care professional)

Program facts:
Length – 24 months
Degree Granted – Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) and Certificate of Completion
Class size – 60
Average # of Apps received, average # interviewed and # accepted  – (2007-2010) 1,053 apps,105-120 interviewed, 60 accepted
Average age, sex, GPA of those admitted – (2006-2008) GPA 2.9-4.0, science GPA 2.8-4.0, GRE verbal 330-730, quantitative 470-790, total 970-1,460, analytical writing 3.0-6.0, health care experience 1-23 years, age 20-42, female 82%, male 18%
Tuition – $18,298 (didactic year resident 40 semester hours + $105 fees), $18,373 (clinical year resident),

$51,635 (didactic year non-resident 40 semester hours + $180 fees),

$51,710 (clinical year non-resident)

Fees – Books $1,000, $175 medical equipment
Financial Aid – The School of Physician Assistant Studies is not involved in the financial aid
decision process.  All questions should be addressed to the Financial Aid Administrator in the
College of Medicine 352-273-7939, eparris@ufl.edu

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