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Duke University: Physician Assistant


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Program: 24 months, admits 88 students, and starts in August. 96% PANCE Five Year First Time Taker Average Pass Rate

Application: Early deadline is August 15th and CASPA Deadline is October 1st - program admits students on a rolling basis.

In-State and Out-of-State Tuition (total): $116,571. This does not include additional costs/fees, which can range from $5,000 to over $12,000.

Admission Info:

  • Average GPA: 3.5-3.8
  • Natural Science GPA: 3.5-3.9
  • Average GRE Scores: Quantitative - 153-158; Verbal - 155-161; Analytical - 4.0-4.5
  • Health care experience: Minimum of 1,000 hours
  • Three letters of recommendation: at least one must be from a healthcare professional who can speak to your patient care qualifications

Prerequisites:

All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of Fall Semester. All prerequisite courses must be completed with grades of “C” or better (not C minus). Courses for which credit was awarded by examination only are not acceptable toward any of the prerequisite courses.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology - labs are preferred but not required: 6 semester hours (UNCW: BIO/L 240 and BIO/L 241)
  • Microbiology: 3 semester hours (UNCW: BIO/L 246 or BIO/L 425)
  • Two Biology courses of choice (program recommends genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, embryology, histology, or immunology): 6 semester hours (UNCW: BIO/L 335, BIO/L 201, BIO/L 325, BIO 316, histology, or BIO 320)
  • Chemistry course of choice with lab: 4 semester hours (UNCW: CHM 101)
  • Second Chemistry course of choice with lab: 4 semester hours (UNCW: CHM 102)
  • Statistics: 2 semester hours (UNCW: STT 210 or STT 215)

UNCW course recommendations: Student must verify the correct coursework needed for each program.