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.

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Our Students

Graduating Class of 2019 Profile (started in May 2017)
Men 24%
Women 76%
Average Age 28
Age Range 21-38
CASPA Science BCP GPA 3.63
Last 45 Hour GPA 3.84
Average Patient Care Experience

4,200 hours

Range of Patient Care Experience 1,100-18,500 hours
Oregon Residents 31%
Verified CASPA Applications by the deadline 2,100+
Complete Applications 1,889
Applicants Interviewed 189
Incoming Class Size 58

Current Student Geography

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, 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 2017 official NCCPA Program Report demonstrates the first-time PANCE pass rates for the past six years and covers the classes of 2012-2016.

Year

Program first time takers

National first time takers

2012

98%

93%

2013

100%

94%

2014

100%

95%

2015

100%

96%

2016

98%

96%

5 year average

99%

95%

 

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