The GW Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine and Pre-PA programs are one-year certificate programs that provide many of the basic science courses requisite for medical or PA school admission. The GW PA program has a linkage with the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-PA program through which up to two (2) post-baccalaureate Pre-PA students are provided admission to the GW Physician Assistant Program each year. Applicants to the PA program must submit of a CASPA application, meet the linkage program requirements below, and successfully complete the admission interview.
Linkage Program Requirements
- The applicant must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited US or English speaking Canadian university. PA prerequisite coursework must be completed within the past 10 years of application submission with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
- The applicant must have already taken one semester of undergraduate or graduate-level psychology with an earned grade of B- or better.
- The applicant must have 1000 hours of direct patient care at the time of the application. The PA program admissions committee will determine whether experiences qualify as direct patient care.
- The applicant must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 during the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-PA program and must successfully complete the program prior to matriculation.