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Wake Forest University: Physician Assistant

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Program: 24 months (91 credit hours), admits 64 students in Winston-Salem and 24 students in Boone, and starts in January. 97% PANCE Five Year First Time Taker Average Pass Rate

Application: Deadline is September 1stApplications that are complete by August 1, 2017 will be reviewed first and will receive priority in scheduling interviews. 

In-State Tuition (total): $84,910. This does not include additional costs/fees, which can range from $5,000 to over $12,000.

Admission Info:

  • Average GPA: Info not listed
  • Average GRE Scores: Info not listed
  • Health care experience: Minimum of 1,000 hours
  • Three letters of recommendation: One reference should be from a health care professional


All of the following prerequisite courses must be completed with grades of “C” or above. A “C-“ will not be accepted. All prerequisite courses must be completed by December.

  • Genetics: 3 semester hours of a molecular-based genetics course. A social-based genetics course will not meet this requirement. (UNCW: BIO/L 335)
  • General Chemistry: 3 semester hours. One semester of Organic Chemistry will also fulfill this requirement. (UNCW: CHM/L 101)
  • Biochemistry: 3 semester hours. A survey or combined course will not meet this requirement. (UNCW: BIO/L 465)
  • Anatomy & Physiology: 6 semester hours. (UNCW: BIO/L 240 and BIO/L 241)
  • Microbiology: 3 semester hours with lab preferred. (UNCW: BIO/L 246 or BIO/L 425)
  • Statistics: 2 semester hours. (UNCW: STT 210 or STT 215)
  • Medical Terminology: one course. (UNCW: ATR 470)

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