Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

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*Last updated April 16th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the Boston University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program is to provide a thorough and innovative education to future physician assistants so that they may go on to provide exceptional care to a diverse population of patients. We are committed to designing a successful model for patient-centered, interprofessional education and practice. We promote professionalism, leadership, and service in our students.
Unique Program Features
Our students take classes with medical students, collaborative learning.
Curriculum Focus
Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Hybrid of Traditional or Case-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
MS: Master of Science
Program Length
34 Months
Start Month
August 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
25
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Admission Type
Regular - All applications are reviewed once the set deadline has passed

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
09/01/2024
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
09/05/2024
Supplemental Application Fee
$50
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
Yes

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$159,938
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$550
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
Yes
International Applicants Accepted
Yes
International Application Link
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
20
Male
-
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
2
Black or African American
-
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
2
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
16
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
Employee/Supervisor; PA; Physician
Minimum Overall GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Standardized Test(s) Required
CASPer, CASPer - Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics Test
Healthcare Experience
No, not required
Hours Needed
No information provided
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No information provided
Paid Health Care
Not Required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Not Required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Not Required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Not Required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
No information provided
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No information provided
Other Paid Health Care
Not Required
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Not 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
Yes
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
No information provided
Biology (general)
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biochemistry
3 Credit(s)
Chemistry (general)
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s)