Program Admission | Physician Assistant Studies

The School of Physician Assistant Studies provides an outstanding curriculum utilizing innovative, alternative and traditional formats in a dynamic learning environment. The focus of the school is driven by the needs of the local and global community with a strong commitment to multilingual, multicultural and gender-equitable learning.

The School of Physician Assistant Studies has received full accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) through September 2017. Graduates from an ARC-PA accredited program are eligible to sit for the national Physician Assistant certification examination.

Our Students

Graduating Class of 2016 Profile
Men 40%
Women 60%
Average Age 28
Age Range 21-45
CASPA Science BCP GPA 3.61
Last 45 Hour GPA 3.78
Average Patient Care Experience 4,100 hours
Oregon Residents 18%
CASPA Applications 1,400+
Complete Applications 1,200+
Applicants Interviewed 160
Incoming Class Size 50

Current Student Geography

Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin

Graduate Outcomes
NCCPA Board Pass Rate 99%
Employment Post Grad 95%-100%
Graduate Employment Areas
Primary Care 53%
Family Medicine 40%
Surgery 30%
Emergency Medicine 7%
Rural/Underserved communities 26%
Pacific Northwest practice 59%

The 2013 official NCCPA report (pdf) on the first-time PANCE pass rates for the past five years covers the classes of 2009-2013.

Year

Program first time takers

National first time takers

2009

81%

92%

2010

86%

94%

2011

86%

91%

2012

98%

93%

2013

100%

94%

5 year average

91%

93%

 

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