University of Iowa

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*Last updated January 30th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program is to recruit exemplary individuals from diverse backgrounds and educate them to provide high quality, compassionate health care as a physician assistant.
Unique Program Features
100% integrated with our MD Program. Housed in the Carver College Medicine and is part of the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics!
Curriculum Focus
Asynchronous Learning; Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; 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
28 Months
Start Month
August 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
25
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
10/01/2024
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.

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Tuition
No information provided
Resident Tuition
$103,505
Non-Resident Tuition
$54,840
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$1,500
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
No information provided
International Applicants Accepted
No
Support for Veterans
Veteran scholarships: Scholarship or financial assistance like reduced or in-state tuition offered).;Clinical partnerships: Partnerships with veteran organizations for rotations.;Special admission consideration: Processes that recognize military veterans.;SOC member: Institutional participation in the Service members Opportunity Colleges programs;a consortium of colleges that recognizes the unique needs of veterans in achieving their educational goals. Many of these institutions offer special benefits;such as tuition reduction or credit for experiential learning.

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
17
Male
8
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
1
Black or African American
-
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
3
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
20
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
156
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4.5
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
157

GRE Average Percentiles

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
70
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
80
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
60

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
3
Types of References Required
Employee/Supervisor; Academic Reference (e.g. Teacher/Professor; Academic Advisor)
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.20
Standardized Test(s) Required
None
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
1000
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
Recommended but not required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Recommended but not required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
1000
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No Requirement
Other Paid Health Care
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
Yes
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
10 Years
Biochemistry
4 Credit(s)
Organic Chemistry
4 Credit(s)
Human Physiology
4 Credit(s)
Statistics
4 Credit(s)