Pre-Physician Assistant Pathway

DR. ALYSSA HAHN, PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ADVISOR

THANH HUYNH, HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISOR, SAINTS SUCCESS CENTER

The Pre-Physician Assistant Pathway prepares students to apply to graduate programs in the PA field. There is great diversity in the requirements for admission to Physician Assistant programs and students are advised to check with individual programs for specific information; generally, 1,000-2,000 hours of direct patient care is required, and the pathway curriculum is designed to fulfill the most common prerequisite coursework. Physician Assistants can choose a career from numerous medical specialty areas, and by choosing Carroll College students will be prepared to further their study and to serve patients with compassion, integrity, and knowledge. To learn more about the Pre-Physician Assistant program at Carroll College, visit: https://www.carroll.edu/pre-professional/pre-physician-assistant.

 
Please note that completion of the Pre-Physician Assistant Pathway does not guarantee that all graduate/professional admission prerequisites have been met, nor does it assure admission into a PA degree program. Carroll students pursuing this pathway need to work closely with the appropriate pre-professional advisor, as well as the admission office(s) of all prospective graduate/professional programs.

Pathway Requirements

Required Courses

BI 121Foundations of Cell & Molecular Biology

3

BI 122Foundations of Organismal Biology

3

BI 131Lab Explorations Cellular &Molecular BI

1

BI 132Physiology and Ecology Lab

1

 

BI 201Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

or

BI 323Comparative Anatomy

3

BI 323LComparative Anatomy Lab

1

 

BI 202Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

or

BI 307Animal Physiology

3

BI 307LAnimal Physiology Lab

1

 

BI 214General Microbiology

3

BI 214LGeneral Microbiology Lab

1

or

BI 305Microbiology

3

BI 305LMicrobiology Lab

1

 

CH 101General Chemistry I

3

CH 101LGeneral Chemistry I Lab General Chemistry Lab

1

and

CH 102General Chemistry II

3

CH 102LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

or

CH 103Accelerated General Chemistry

4

and

CH 205Quantitative Analysis

4

 

CH 301Organic Chemistry I

3

CH 301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1

CH 353Biochemistry I

4

 

MA 207Introduction to Statistics

3

or

MA 315Probability and Statistics

3

 

PSY 105General Psychology

3