University of Arkansas

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*Last updated January 30th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the UAMS PA program is to produce PA graduates who will practice transformative patient-and family-centered care with the highest professional standards in any community by: Embracing cultural diversity Collaborating effectively with all members of the health care team Contributing to the PA profession through leadership, education, and service
Unique Program Features
We offer several unique educational opportunities in our program including small class sizes, actual patient encounters by the 5th week of the program, and our weekly small-group case-based course that occurs for three semesters.
Curriculum Focus
Asynchronous Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based 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
MPAS: Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Program Length
28 Months
Start Month
May 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
40
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
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
11/01/2024
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
11/01/2023
Supplemental Application Fee
$40
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No
View Supplemental Application

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Tuition
No information provided
Resident Tuition
$70,000
Non-Resident Tuition
$98,000
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
No information provided
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
Yes
DACA Status Applicants Considered
Yes
International Applicants Accepted
No
International Application Link
Support for Veterans
Clinical partnerships: Partnerships with veteran organizations for rotations.;Special admission consideration: Processes that recognize military veterans.;Veteran faculty: Faculty members who have veteran status.

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
29
Male
11
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
-
Black or African American
4
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
5
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
31
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
None
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
500
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No Requirement
Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Recommended but not required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
500
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
Recommended but not required
Shadowing other health care provider
Recommended but not required
Clinical and/or non-clinical research
Recommended but not required
Virtual Health Care Accepted
No
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
7 Years
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biology (general)
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Microbiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Chemistry (general)
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Genetics
3 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)