Program Spotlight: South College


Location:  Knoxville, TN

Number of students:  85

Application Cycle:   CASPA through March of year of matriculation, and supplemental application

Interview dates:   January-May

Start date:   Fall

Length of Program:  27 months

Public/Private:  Private

HCE:  No specific requirement of hours

GPA:  Overall GPA of 2.75, with prerequisite GPA of minimum 2.75

Shadowing:  No specific requirement

The Good Stuff:

  • No specific Organic Chemistry requirement, although it is recommended
  • There's a specific program for students who are military veterans (VET-UP), that offers mentorship and financial assistance
  • Information sessions are available
  • Applicants who interview are notified that day whether they are accepted, denied, or waitlisted
  • Interview process - group interview with faculty, medical terminology quiz, writing sample
  • Preference is given to students of South College (likely invited to interview if met requirements)

Program Link:  South College PA Program Website

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