PA Program Admissions
How to Apply
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Program. If you have any questions in the application process or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the PA Program at email@example.com or call (404) 756-1254.
The application cycle for 2018-2019 will open April 27, 2018. The deadline for the 2018-2019 cycle is October 1st.
The MSM PA Program participates in the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). The online application deadline is October 1st. The fee is based on the number of programs to which an applicant applies. All candidates must submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited universities or colleges directly to CASPA. Transcripts should not be sent to MSM. For questions about completing the online application, please contact CASPA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Letters of Reference
The MSM PA Program requires applicants to submit three letters of reference directly to CASPA. Letters of reference from a PA or physician, academic professor, and former employer are recommended.
The MSM PA Program requires applicants to submit official scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or MCAT taken within the past five years. Applicant scores must be directly reported from ETS to CASPA. Use GRE Institution Code 2552. OR when submitting MCAT scores, applicants must request AAMC to send scores directly to CASPA. Applicants must also self-report MCAT scores in the Standardized Test section of the CASPA application. For additional information on the GRE and MCAT, use the links provided here: Submit MCAT for CASPA
4. Health Care Experience
The MSM PA Program requires applicants to complete a minimum 500 hours of direct patient care experiences (e.g., EMT or paramedic, health educator, RN, patient care attendant or nurse’s aide, clinic assistant, Peace Corps volunteer or other cross-cultural health care experience, technologist, therapist, clinical research assistant, etc.). Documentation for these items must be submitted directly to CASPA.
5. Physician Assistant Shadowing
The MSM PA Program requires applicants to complete a minimum of 100 Physician Assistant
shadowing hours. Documentation for these hours must be submitted directly to CASPA.
Advanced Placement and Transfers
All courses and academic activities are required. There is no provision for exemption of classes, part-time participation, advanced placement or transfer of academic credit at this time.
The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Program will host several information sessions throughout the spring and summer months. These sessions are designed to provide information about the PA profession, admissions requirements, class selections, the didactic curriculum, and expectations for the clinical year. A Q&A session will be included after the planned presentation.
Please RSVP below for a particular session. You are welcome to attend the session(s) most convenient for you.
The meetings will be hosted from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in the Hugh Gloster Building, Room HG11C (Classroom) at 720 Westview Dr. Atlanta, GA 30310. Click here for directions to the MSM main campus.
Additional Information Sessions
Join us for the 2018 CASPA Virtual Admissions Fair on:
- April 10, 2018
- July 25, 2018
*Register to attend here: 2018 Virtual Fair
** The Admissions Committee will review all completed applications and will extend invitations for on-campus interviews to those candidates with competitive applications.
All prerequisites must be completed within the past 7 years. All prerequisite courses must also be completed before students matriculate into the MSM PA Program. Applicants applying to the 2018-2019 application cycle may have only 2 outstanding prerequisite courses at the time of the application submission. Upon completion of the outstanding prerequisites, an updated official transcript must be sent to the MSM PA Program.