SUNY Upstate Medical Center

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*Last updated September 2022

Deadlines

Application Deadline
11/01/2022
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
11/20/2022
Supplemental Application Fee
$65
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No information provided
Deposit
$150
Deposit Refundable
No

Program Info

CASPA Member
Yes
Program Length in Months
27
Start Month
June
Part-time Option
No
Academic Terms
Semesters
Total Number of Terms
7
Program Credit Hours
106
Estimated Incoming Class Size
35

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
13.0
Male
-
Non-Binary
0.0
Gender Unknown
0.0

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
0.0
Asian
3.0
Black or African American
2.0
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
4.0
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
25.0
Distance Campuses
Yes
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Primary Credentials
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Type of Masters
MSPA: Master of Science Physician Assistant
Undergraduate Pre-Professional Phase
No
Accept Transfer Students
No
Accept International Applicants
Yes
Only Accept Pre-Professional
No information provided
Special Tracks
No
Unique Program Features
No information provided
Support for Veterans
No information provided
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Resident Tuition
$71,656
Non-Resident Tuition
$132,394

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
No GPA minimum required

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Microbiology with lab
  • Statistics
  • Genetics
  • Medical Terminology
  • English Composition
  • English
  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II with labs
  • General Chemistry I & II with labs
  • General Biology I & II with labs
  • Organic Chemistry I or Biochemistry with lab
  • English Elective
  • Behavioral or Social Science
Required Shadowing
Not required
Required Health Care Experience
Required
Minimum Health Care Experience Hours
1000
Required Direct Patient Care Experience
Recommended
Minimum Direct Patient Care Hours
1000
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
No information provided
Required Onsite Interview
No
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
3
Required Bachelor Degree
Yes
Required Standardized Tests
TOEFL;GRE
Other Standardized Tests
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
150
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
58
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
60
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
150
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
43

Mission Statement

The mission of the Physician Assistant Program is to educate highly qualified physician assistants with patient centered values who practice medicine confidently and ethically by demonstrating academic excellence and clinical competence. Our emphasis is on serving the medically underserved populations in Upstate New York.  We are seeking candidates who will assist us in fulfilling our Mission which involves serving these communities.  Preference will be given to qualified candidates who originate from these areas.

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