physician assistant education admissions process
- Submission of completed application materials to CASPA by September 1 for priority consideration for interview. Final deadline is October 1. These materials include:
- The CASPA Application.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation submitted on CASPA recommendation forms.
- Official copies of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended using the CASPA Transcript Request form.
- General Test of the Graduate Record Examination. Scores sent by September 1 for priority consideration or by October 1 for final deadline to the UNMC Physician Assistant Education Program, Code 4917, Physician Assistant Department Code 0634.
- Verification of complete applications by CASPA. Incomplete applications and those not meeting all requirements will not be considered for further evaluation.
- Supplemental Application information sent to those individuals chosen for further consideration.
- Evaluation of CASPA applications and UNMC Physician Assistant Supplemental Application by the Admissions Committee and selection of applicants for the on-campus interview.
- On-campus interview.
- Final selection process by the Admissions Committee.
- Admission decision letters sent to all applicants.
The UNMC Program incorporates these steps in a "rolling" selection process. That is, applicants will be selected by the Admissions Committee on a continuing basis and offered a place in the class for the upcoming Fall semester, which starts in August. The selection process will occur throughout the months of December, January and February until the class is filled. By early March, all applicants will have been notified of the status of their application.
An interview with the Admissions Committee is required for admission, however, only the most qualified applicants will be invited for an interview based on the Admission Committee's assessment of the application materials and the number of Preference Factors that apply.
Competitive applicants who have or will have met all requirements and will complete all required course work by July 15 of the year of intended enrollment will be invited for an interview. Each applicant who is invited for an interview will be required to fill out the University of Nebraska Medical Center Disclosure Statement (limited background check).
Admission to the PA Program continues to be highly competitive. Only one class of approximately 45-50 applicants is selected each year for admission. The most qualified applicants are selected for admission to the Program. Selection of applicants will be based on the Admission Committee's assessment of the application materials, the interview with the Committee, and the number of Preference Factors that apply. Applicants not selected for admission in a given year may reapply in subsequent years.
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