Admission to the Physician Assistant Institute is highly competitive. Our faculty are involved in the process from the very beginning. We are looking for students who have developed an interest in medicine as a career and who have an interest in the type of curriculum we are offering. The faculty will review applications and those offered an interview will be invited to the campus for a tour and meeting with the faculty. At the conclusion of interviews, the Physician Assistant Institute will offer acceptances to the most qualified of the applicant pool.
The admissions committee considers all aspects of the application and application effort. We are looking for motivated individuals who have taken their academic preparation seriously. An applicant’s motivation for a career as a Physician Assistant is very important in our selection process.
Essentially, admission to the program is highly competitive and selective. Applications are reviewed relative to undergraduate and graduate cumulative and science GPA, patient care experience, completion of personal statement and letters of reference. Personal interviews, required for admission, are offered to the most qualified individuals. Meeting the minimal requirements for admission does not guarantee admission or an interview. Finally all admitted students will be subject to a background check. This procedure will be conducted by the outside agency Verified Credentials, Inc. All information is maintained confidentially.
Advanced Standing and Transfer
The Institute does not offer advanced standing or transfer credit to students applying to the Institute at this time.
Program Prerequisites (to be completed prior to matriculation)
- Bachelors degree from an accredited institution
- Required coursework taken in the last ten years with a “C” or better from an accredited school:
- 2 semesters of Anatomy and Physiology with labs
- 1 semester of Biology with lab
- 2 semesters of Chemistry with labs
- 1 semester of English
- 1 semester of Psychology
- 1 semester of Statistics
- 1 semester of Microbiology
- 1 semester of Genetics
- 1 semester of Biochemistry
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher required
- 500+ hours of direct patient care experience (please visit FAQs on UB website for more information)
- On campus interview by invitation only
Please submit all materials below to CASPA
- Application fee (non-refundable)
- Official transcripts from all schools attended
- Three recommendation letters
- One must be from a healthcare provider and another from the supervisor of the clinical experience. The third can be a professor, employer, or another individual who has known you on a professional level for a year or more.
- Complete the Healthcare Experience section on the CASPA application to document the 500+ hours of patient care experience
- 3 Supplemental Essay Questions (to be answered on the CASPA application)
Completed application and all supplemental documentation must be received by:
- August 1st for January start
- Rolling admissions, apply through CASPA starting in April for the following January
- Interviews commence in July
Students interested in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details.
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Dr. Dusan Bogunovic ’04, Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, will present a one-hour presentation, “Genetics and Immunology.”
This free event is open to all UB students, faculty, staff, and the public.
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Come learn about UB’s RN to BSN Hybrid Completion Program:
- Meet our esteemed School of Nursing faculty
- Bring your transcripts and receive transfer credit & program planning advisement
- Tour our new state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Center
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Morning Information Sessions:
- Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
- Friday, March 10, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Evening Information Sessions:
- Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Join us on campus for an inside look at our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program!
Prospective students are invited to come to campus for an admissions presentation, classroom test drive, and campus tour. Bring your unofficial transcripts for a complementary prerequisite evaluation!