Oregon Health & Science University

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*Last updated January 26th, 2023

General Information

Mission Statement
The Mission of the OHSU Physician Assistant Program is to serve as a model of excellence in physician assistant education by preparing graduates to provide patient-centered, evidence-based, and culturally appropriate health care to diverse populations, and to promote lifelong learning, leadership, and service.
Unique Program Features
Part of an academic medical center, on campus simulation centers, rotations, interprofessional learning opportunities
Curriculum Focus
Early Clinical Exposure; 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
MPAS: Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Program Length
26 Months
Start Month
June 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
42
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview; Group Interview; Multiple Mini Interview (MMI); Scenario Room
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
08/01/2023
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
$95,499
Seat Deposit
No
Seat Deposit Cost
No information provided
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
24
Male
7
Non-Binary
1
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
4
Black or African American
1
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
8
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
23
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; Academic Reference (e.g. Teacher/Professor; Academic Advisor)
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Standardized Test(s) Required
Test of English Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
2000
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
10 Years
Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Recommended but not required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Not Required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Not Required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
1000
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
10 Years
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
No information provided
Shadowing other health care provider
No information provided
Clinical and/or non-clinical research
No information provided
Virtual Health Care Accepted
No
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
No

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
No Requirement
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biology (general)
6 Credit(s)
Microbiology
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Chemistry (general)
6 Credit(s)
Human Physiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)