• Admission Requirements

    The Physician Assistant Studies program will admit students each fall semester only (although class matriculates August 5th 2013, course work is considered to be part of fall semester). Ohio Dominican University's PA Program uses a holistic approach to all applications.  Each applicant is seriously considered in light of all of their accomplishments and experiences.

    • Apply through the CASPA Portal (submit transcripts directly though the CASPA Portal). [ODU does not require a supplemental application]
    • Undergraduate criteria: bachelors-level degree from an accredited college or university. 3.0 overall and science GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    • Prerequisite coursework: Successfully completed the following prerequisite courses within eight years. Coursework must be at least three semester hours. Successfully pass program-administered medical terminology examination upon matriculation.  
    • Minimum 250 hours of documented patient-care experience. (While shadowing hours do not count towards patient-care experince, shadowing a PA may help during the interview process.)
    • GRE and/or MCAT submitted no later than application deadline date. ODU's institution code for submitting your GRE is 0436. By using this code, your scores will be sent directly to CASPA for verification 
    • Two letters of recommendation. - As required through CASPA 
    • Understanding of minimal Technical Standards.
    • An interview is required and is by invitation only. (All travel expenses are the responsibility of the candidate.) An interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
    • Prior to matriculation, students must have a criminal background check.  The cost of this is the student's responsibility. Drug screening and further background checks may be necessary depending upon clinical phase preceptor and/or institutional requirements.  This requirement applies only to the students accepted into the program. Procedural details will be disseminated to those accepted into the program.  Ohio Dominican University reserves the right to rescind admission into its Physician Assistant Studies Program for students whose criminal background check comes back positive for any conviction, including, but not limited to, alcohol/drug-related offenses.
    • Matriculants to the ODU PA program must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.  The PA program requires international applicants, at their own expense, to provide foreign transcript evaluation from one of the accepted credential evaluation agencies, ECE or WES.  In addition to the regular admission requirements, all students from non-English speaking countries must achieve a score of 550 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  All international applicants must also provide evidence of sufficient financial resources for their graduate education before they can be admitted. 
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