Nova Southeastern University, Fort Myers

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*Last updated January 20th, 2023

General Information

Mission Statement
In keeping with the principles of both Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (CHCS) mission statements, the NSU Physician Assistant (PA) Program Fort Myers endeavors to: • provide an educational experience that emphasizes primary medical care; • provide health care experiences in medically underserved communities; • prepare students for lifelong learning; • prepare students for leadership roles; • produce PAs who uphold the tenets of professionalism; • enable graduates to demonstrate competency and skill in a variety of clinical and cultural settings.
Unique Program Features
Mission to serve rural and underserved communities
Curriculum Focus
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
MMS/MMSc: Master of Medical Science
Program Length
27 Months
Start Month
May 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
54
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview; Panel 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
12/01/2023
Deadline Requirement
Orange-Complete only: the application has been submitted, payment, all transcripts, and at least two evaluation letters must be received by CASPA by the posted deadline.
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
01/15/2024
Supplemental Application Fee
No information provided
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No
View Supplemental Application

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$108,585
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
No
International Applicants Accepted
Yes
International Application Link
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
43
Male
11
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 Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0.0
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
54
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
57
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
42

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
3
Types of References Required
PA; Other health care provider
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Standardized Test(s) Required
GRE (will not accept MCAT)
Healthcare Experience
Recommended, but not 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
Not Required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Not Required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
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
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 Requirement
Human Anatomy
3 Credit(s)
Biology (general)
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biochemistry
3 Credit(s)
Microbiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Chemistry (general)
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s)
Genetics
3 Credit(s)
Medical Terminology
1 Credit(s)
English
6 Credit(s)
Humanities
3 Credit(s)
Math (general)
3 Credit(s)
Social Science
9 Credit(s)