• Prerequisites

    Applicants must complete the following prerequisites for admission:

    • Three chemistry courses, including Inorganic/General Chemistry with Lab, Organic Chemistry with Lab, and Biochemistry
    • Four humanities courses. For example English, language, arts, history, music, etc.
    • Five biology courses, including Human Anatomy (lab recommended), Human Physiology (lab recommended) and Microbiology with lab. Invertebrate or other vertebrate anatomy may be considered.
    • Psychology and math courses, including Introductory Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, Statistics, and college algebra or higher mathematics 
    • Minimum of 250 hours of patient care experience.  This can be self-documented subject to audit.
    • There is no waiver of courses or advanced standing in the program.

    Applicants must have completed all prerequisite coursework within eight (8) years of admission to Ohio Dominican’s Physician Assistant Studies program. Each prerequisite course must be at least three (3) semester credit hours (unless otherwise noted).

    It is recommended that the majority of academic work be completed prior to application.

    Preference will be given to students with further coursework at the undergraduate or graduate level, including but not limited to genetics, immunology, physics, additional psychology, additional physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology or additional mathematics.

    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 armed forces.

    Students are required to successfully pass a medical terminology examination administered shortly after the program begins in the first semester. Students will not advance in the program until they pass this examination.

    To prepare 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.

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