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Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) Program

Elms College offers a complete and dedicated pre-physician assistant (PA) program that provides all of the prerequisites needed to apply to physician assistant schools. Students who wish to apply to PA programs must have the required course work and the minimum number of documented patient care hours. Students should earn a CNA (certified nurse’s aide), EMT (emergency medical technician), or paramedic certification in order to complete the documented patient care hours requirement mandated by most PA schools. Most PA programs require a minimum of 500-2000 documented patient care hours (either volunteer or paid).

Affiliations, Linkages, and Agreements
Elms College premed students who have completed the requirements set out by Marywood University’s PA program, are eligible to apply to the program for an interview. A recommendation letter of endorsement from Elms College premedical advisor is required. Students should contact the premedical advisor for more information.

We are a member of the National Association of Advisors of the Health Professions.

Advance Your Career in Health Care
Our graduates gain the knowledge and experience needed to gain acceptance to competitive PA programs. Recent graduates of our program have been accepted to the following schools:

Baypath University Physician Assistant Studies Program, MA
Johnson & Wales University Physician Assistant Studies Program, RI
MCPHS Physician Assistant Studies Program, MA
Springfield College Physician Assistant Studies Program, MA
Tufts University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, MA
University of Bridgeport Physician Assistant Program, CT
University of St. Joseph Physician Assistant Studies Program, CT
Westfield State University Physician Assistant Studies Program, MA