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master of physician assistant studies


Admissions and Application

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Entry into the 29-month St. Ambrose Physician Assistant program is a competitive process. Applicants must have earned their undergraduate degree; successfully completed specific prerequisite courses; and gained at least 500 hours of health care experience. Read the complete list of requirements

A cohort of 30 members will begin with classroom and laboratory studies including anatomy, pathology, physical examination and clinical medicine during the first 14 months, followed by 15 months of clinical rotations under the supervision of physicians and other specialists in required and elective practice areas of clinical specialization. Based on projected needs in rural states, the program will emphasize primary care. Graduates will be eligible to seek licensure to practice in one or more of the 50 states.

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the St. Ambrose University Physician Assistant Program.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

Online applications will be accepted through CASPA (Central Application Service for Physician Assistants). 


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