Alvernia University Physician Associate Program

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
Guided by our Franciscan foundation, the Alvernia University Physician Associate Program is committed to working collaboratively with students and the community to foster and support their development as Physician Associates that practice with moral courage and will provide sensitive, compassionate, ethical, professional, proficient, and person-centered care.
Unique Program Features
The emerging Alvernia University Physician Associate Program will be the only PA program in Berks County. We have a progressive modular curriculum which will include early development of critical thinking and early experiential learning. State of the art facilities will include a medical simulation lab, multiple clinical skills labs, patient-care simulation rooms, and a virtual anatomy lab. We are committed to incorporating service into the curriculum to be in alignment with University values.
Curriculum Focus
Asynchronous Learning; Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Hybrid of Traditional or Case-Based Learning; Organ-Based/Systems-Based Learning; Problem-Based Learning
Credentials Offered
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Doctorate Degree Offered
No information provided
Type of Masters Degree
MMS/MMSc: Master of Medical Science
Program Length
24 Months
Start Month
August 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
30
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
No information provided
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
No information provided
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
04/01/2025
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.

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$90,000
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$1,000
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

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

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
-
Male
-
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
-
Black or African American
-
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
-
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
-
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
3
Types of References Required
Other health care provider; Academic Reference (e.g. Teacher/Professor; Academic Advisor)
Minimum Overall GPA Required
2.80
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.00
Standardized Test(s) Required
CASPer; Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT)
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
No information provided
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No Requirement
Paid Health Care
Not Required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Recommended but not required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
200
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No Requirement
Other Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Required
Shadowing a Physician
Not Required
Shadowing other health care provider
Not Required
Clinical and/or non-clinical research
Not Required
Virtual Health Care Accepted
No
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
No

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
10 Years
Human Anatomy
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biochemistry
3 Credit(s)
Microbiology
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)