A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (Central Coast)

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*Last updated February 8th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The Central Coast Physician Assistant (CCPA) program educates culturally-humble, diverse physician assistants (PAs) to serve the primary care needs of medically underserved communities.
Unique Program Features
The CCPA program has the goal of educating physician assistants to provide whole person primary care to our nation’s underserved communities. Students will spend one year on campus and then enter the clinical phase at one of the partnering Community Health Centers (CHCs) around the country. Faculty work closely with students in small groups, helping them develop professional attributes and clinical problem-solving skills necessary to become healthcare providers within the CHC system.
Curriculum Focus
Asynchronous Learning; Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Organ-Based/Systems-Based Learning
Credentials Offered
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Doctorate Degree Offered
No information provided
Type of Masters Degree
MSPAS: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Program Length
24 Months
Start Month
October 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
90
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Group Interview; Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
03/01/2025
Deadline Requirement
Green-Verified: the application has been submitted, payment, all transcripts, and at least two evaluation letters must be received by CASPA by the posted deadline, and the application has a verified status, meaning all GPAs have been calculated by CASPA.
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
04/30/2025
Supplemental Application Fee
$70
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
Yes

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$105,992
Seat Deposit
No information provided
Seat Deposit Cost
$250
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
International Applicants Accepted
No
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
65
Male
10
Non-Binary
1
Gender Unknown
14

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
5
Asian
24
Black or African American
15
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
33
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
-
White
38
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided

GRE Average Percentiles

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
2
Types of References Required
PA; Physician; Other health care provider
Minimum Overall GPA Required
2.50
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
2.50
Standardized Test(s) Required
None
Healthcare Experience
Recommended, but not required
Hours Needed
No information provided
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No Requirement
Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Recommended but not required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Recommended but not required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
No information provided
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No Requirement
Other Paid Health Care
Not Required
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Recommended but not required
Shadowing a Physician
Recommended but not required
Shadowing other health care provider
Recommended but not required
Clinical and/or non-clinical research
Recommended but not required
Virtual Health Care Accepted
Yes
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
No Requirement
Human Anatomy
3 Credit(s)
Microbiology
3 Credit(s)
Chemistry (general)
6 Credit(s)
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s)
Medical Terminology
1 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)