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Physician Assistant Program Application Process

Discover what the University of the Cumberlands' application process looks like to become a Physician Assistant Program student.

Williamsburg

 

Admission to the Williamsburg Campus MSPAS Program at University of the Cumberlands is competitive. The Physician Assistant Program reviews each applicant who has completed and submitted each component of the admission material and meets the academic requirements. All applicants that meet admissions requirements are awarded points using an applicant score sheet. Consideration is given based on GPA (cumulative, science and pre-requisite), PA-CAT scores, documented clinical experience, letters of recommendation, applicant residence, and the number of credit hours completed at University of the Cumberlands. Applicants who reside in Appalachia, or a medically underserved area, and those who have completed hours at UC receive additional points on the score sheet.

After the applicant score sheets are completed for those that meet all requirements, the score sheets and application materials are utilized to determine invitations to on-campus interviews. Any student who has completed the Pre-professional Physician Assistant curriculum or has obtained a Bachelor's degree from University of the Cumberlands and met all admission requirements will be given an interview regardless of their application ranking. Applicants invited to an interview, including those who have completed the Pre-professional Physician Assistant curriculum and UC graduates, are not guaranteed admission to the graduate program. All admission and interview materials will be used to select a cohort of 30 qualified candidates.

Because admission information is updated regularly, applicants should verify current requirements linked on the program website. Please review admission requirements prior to submitting an application.

UC MSPAS program application cycle for 2020-21 will open on April 30, 2020. The deadline for this cycle will be August 1st. All admissions material must be verified by this deadline.

* International students seeking to study in the Physician Assistant program under an F1 student visa can only apply to study at our Williamsburg, KY campus.

Northern Kentucky

University of the Cumberlands Northern Kentucky Campus MSPAS Program reviews each applicant who has completed and submitted each component of the admissions material and meets the academic requirements. All applicants that meet admission requirements are awarded points using an applicant score sheet. Consideration is given based on GPA (cumulative and biology-chemistry-physics), prerequisite grades, GRE percentiles, documented clinical experience, letters of recommendation, applicant residence, and the number of credit hours completed at University of the Cumberlands. Applicants who reside in Kentucky, a medically underserved area or those who have completed hours at UC receive additional points on the score sheet.

After the applicant score sheets are completed for those that meet all requirements, the score sheets and application materials are utilized to determine invitations to on-campus interviews. Any student who has completed the Pre-Professional Physician Assistant curriculum or has obtained a Bachelor's degree from University of the Cumberlands and met all admission requirements will be given an interview regardless of their application ranking. Applicants invited to an interview, including those who have completed the Pre-Professional Physician Assistant Program curriculum and UC graduates, are not guaranteed admission to the graduate program. All admission and interview materials will be used to select a cohort of 30 qualified candidates.

Because admission information is updated regularly, applicants should verify current requirements linked on the program website. Please review admission requirements prior to submitting an application.

**Please contact PA Admissions at paadmissions@ucumberlands.edu if you have any questions related to direct patient contact hours or PA shadowing hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of the Cumberlands Northern Kentucky Campus MSPAS Program application cycle will open October 2020.