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.

The School of Physician Assistant Studies has received full accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) through June 2027. 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 2020 Profile (started in May 2018)
Men 37%
Women 63%
Average Age 27
Age Range 22-43
CASPA Science BCP GPA 3.67
Last 45 Semester Credit GPA 3.87
Average Patient Care Experience 4,700 hours
Range of Patient Care Experience 1,050-23,400 hours
Oregon Residents 29%
Verified CASPA Applications by the deadline 2,399
Supplemental Applications 2,034
Applicants Interviewed 170
Incoming Class Size 59

Current Student Geography

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington

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%

Contact Us

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