Duke University Medical Center

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The Duke Physician Assistant Program’s mission is to educate caring, competent primary care physician assistants who practice evidence-based medicine, are leaders in the profession, dedicated to their communities, culturally sensitive, and devoted to positive transformation of the health care system.
Unique Program Features
Birthplace of the PA profession, Teaching hospital, Wet Tissue Lab, Full Dissection Cadver Lab, International rotations, Alumni Services Coordinator, Diverse faculty who are leaders at the national level
Curriculum Focus
Asynchronous Learning; Early Clinical Exposure; 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
MHS: Master of Health Science
Program Length
24 Months
Start Month
August 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
90
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview; Group Interview
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

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
09/15/2024
Supplemental Application Fee
$60
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
Yes

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$98,000
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$1,125
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
69
Male
22
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
18
Black or African American
12
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
13
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
46
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
306
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
306

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; Other health care provider
Minimum Overall GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Standardized Test(s) Required
Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT)
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
1000
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No information provided
Paid Health Care
Not Required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Recommended but not required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Not Required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
1000
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
Recommended but not required
Shadowing a Physician
Not Required
Shadowing other health care provider
Recommended but not required
Clinical and/or non-clinical research
Not Required
Virtual Health Care Accepted
No
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
10 Years
Human Anatomy
3 Credit(s)
Microbiology
3 Credit(s)
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)