Aug
07

Alderson-Broaddus College

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Name of program: ALDERSON-BROADDUS COLLEGE
URL: www.ab.edu/academics/master-science-physician-assistant-studies
US News Rank # provisional approval
Prerequisites:
Courses – Science coursework older than 7 years is typically not considered
Anatomy w/lab – Anatomy and Physiology I & II w/lab – 8 hours
Physiology w/lab –
Microbiology w/lab – 4 hours
Statistics – 3 hours
Psychology –
Other courses: General Biology I w/lab – 4 hours

Chemistry
8 hours with lab basic – Chemistry I & II
8 hours with lab Organic – Organic Chemistry I & II
8 hours each of above recommended and Biochemistry – 3 hours of Biochemistry required

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

Admissions:
CASPA Application Required – Yes – deadline of March 1st
Supplemental app required – Yes – deadline of March 1st
Open House – Campus Tour
Interview – yes
Rolling admissions – ?
Admission factors :

  • Minimum CASPA cumulative undergraduate grade point of 3.0 on a 4-point grading scale
  • a minimum CASPA cumulative undergraduate science grade point average of 3.0 on a 4-point grading scale,
  • a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4-point grading scale in all required prerequisites,
  • minimum of 40 hours of physician assistant shadowing,
  • applicants are expected to possess Word Perfect and internet browsing skills,
  • personal statement,
  • letters of recommendation,
  • healthcare experience (weighted, not required),
  • Alderson-Broaddus College Bachelors degree (weighted, not required),
  • personal interview

Program facts:
Length – 27 months
Degree Granted – Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Class size – 36
Average # of Apps received, average # interviewed and # accepted – Approximately 100 applicants will
be granted interviews each year
Average age, sex, GPA of those admitted – ?
Tuition & Direct Costs – Total for didactic phase $47,251; total for the clinical phase $36,748
Fees & Indirect Costs

  • (Estimated) medical instruments (lab supplies) $200,
  • i> Checker (audience participation device) $40,
  • Typhon Electronic Patient Logging System $75,
  • background check/drug screen $195,
  • books $2,004,
  • history and physical examinations $200,
  • clinical phase travel $4,800,
  • clinical phase housing $6,048 – $10,133,
  • housing during call back days $1,080,
  • health insurance $977,
  • optional cost – PDA with medical software $500 – $1,000
  • – total indirect costs $16,119 -$20,704

Financial Aid – 99% of Alderson-Broaddus College students receive financial aid; online links are
available to estimate the amount of financial aid for which the applicant qualifies.  Actual financial
aid is determined by completing the online FAFSA.

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