Program Admissions | 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.

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Our Students

Graduating Class of 2022 Profile (started in May 2020)
Men 32%
Women 68%
Average Age 27
Age Range 22 - 49
CASPA Science BCP GPA 3.77
Last 45 Semester Credit GPA 3.89
Average Patient Care Experience 3,920 hours
Range of Patient Care Experience 1,020 - 28,080 hours
Oregon Residents 22%
Verified CASPA Applications by the deadline 2,216
Supplemental Applications 1,897
Applicants Interviewed 216
Incoming Class Size 60

Current Student Geography

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington

Please click here to view our PANCE Board Pass Rate on our Accreditation page. 

Graduate Outcomes  

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%  

 

 

Pacific University School of PA Studies Attrition Report

 

 

Graduated Classes

Class of
2018

Class of
2019

Class of
2020

Maximum entering class size
(as approved by ARC-PA)

60

60

60

Entering class size

57

59

60

Graduates

54

57

57

* Attrition rate

0.05

0.03

0.05

**Graduation rate

0.95

0.97

0.95

*Attrition rate calculation:  Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size.

**Graduation rate:  Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size.

Comments:

As per ARC-PA instructions, total attrition is equal to the number of students from the entering class who did not complete the program, either due to dismissal or withdrawal plus the number of students from the entering class who left their cohort due to deceleration or a leave of absence.

Contact Us

Leah Baldwin | Associate Director of Graduate and Professional Program Admissions
503-352-7224 | leahbaldwin@pacificu.edu
Fax: 503-352-7290