Applicants must complete the following minimum prerequisites coursework prior to matriculation for admission to the program.
It is recommended that applicants complete all prerequisite coursework within eight years of matriculation to Ohio Dominican’s Physician Assistant Studies program (with exception of the humanities).
All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. It is recommended that the majority of academic work be completed prior to application. All prerequisite courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
*Cannot combine Biochemistry with Organic
Chemistry. Courses must be taken
**Examples of additional Biology courses accepted: Principles/Foundations of Biology I and II,
Genetics, Pathophysiology, Immunology, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology.
Preference will be given to students with further coursework at the undergraduate
or graduate level, including but not limited to genetics, immunology, additional
physiology, pathophysiology, or pharmacology.
Preference will also be given to
current Ohio residents, graduates of Ohio Dominican University, those with
significant health care experience, and those who have served in our nation's
is no waiver of courses or advanced standing in the program.
are required to successfully pass a medical terminology examination
administered shortly after the program begins in the first semester.
for this examination, students are strongly advised to study and complete the
latest edition of Medical Terminology: A short course, by Davi-Ellen
Chabner, WB Saunder Co. Publishing. Students will not advance in the program
until they pass this examination.