East Carolina U


Name of program: EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY one of the great bargains in PA training if you are from a state they accept students from, see below
URL: www.edu.edu/
US News Rank # 70

Anatomy w/lab – 8 semester hours of Anatomy and Physiology with labs
Physiology w/lab –
Microbiology w/lab – 3 semester hours
Statistics – 3 semester hours
Psychology – 3 semester hours (Introduction or higher)
Other courses: Medical Terminology – 2 semester hours, Genetics – 3 semester hours 

8 hours with lab basic – one full academic year with labs
0 hours with lab Organic
8 hours each of above recommended and Biochemistry

Bachelor Degree – Required
GRE – Yes
Basic Life Support – Required

CASPA Application Required – Yes – deadline of September 1st
Supplemental app required – Yes – when accepted into program student must submit an application to the ECU graduate school – deadline September 1st, online $60
Open House – “Closer Look” meeting each quarter for general information purposes – reserve at pastudies@ecu.edu – link available online
Interview – Yes – “rolling” interviews beginning in January
Rolling admissions – Yes
Admission factors –

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 (a grade of “B” or higher in all courses is recommended),
  • GRE scores,
  • applications are accepted for admission consideration only from citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia with preference given to North Carolina residents,
  • a minimum of 250 hours of patient contact,
  • official transcripts documenting completion of the prerequisites must be received by the Program no later than May 15th,
  • official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree must be received by the Program no later than June 15th

Program facts:
Length – 27 months
Degree Granted – Master of Science in Physician Assistant
Class size – 30
Average # of Apps received, average # interviewed and # accepted  – average apps 450-500
Average age, sex, GPA of those admitted – average GPA 3.63, average prerequisite GPA is 3.7, average GRE is 1,132 with analytical writing at 4.4
Tuition – In state for entire professional curricululm $17,915, out of state for entire professional curriculum $56,333
Fees –

  • Liability insurance $72,
  • BLS certification of $100 annually,
  • OSCE and the physical assessment facilities $25,
  • student identification badge and patches $15,
  • white jacket and scrubs $150,
  • misc. testing fees including PACKRAT/ACLS $350,
  • books and supplies Didactic Phase $1,500 +/-,
  • books and supplies Clinical Phase $400 +/-,
  • medical instruments $700 +/-,
  • pager $5 – $10 per month,
  • parking $144 per year,
  • rotation expense Clinical Year (living expenses, transportation) $100 – $150 per semester

Financial Aid – ECU makes every effort to assist students in the continuation of their education.
Three main types of financial assistance are available to qualified students – educational loans,
part-time employment, and gift aid consisting of grants and scholarships

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