Program Spotlight: Stony Brook University


Location:    Stony Brook, NY

Number of students:  44

Application Cycle:  April - by October 1st through CASPA with supplemental application (rolling admissions)

Interview dates:  3 separate dates with one in September, one in October, and one in November with invites going out pretty early (June/July)

Start date:  Late June/early July

Length of Program:  24 months

Public/Private:  Public (but no preference to NY residents)

HCE:  1,000 hours of direct patient care (up to 500 of these hours can be from clinicals done for a healthcare certification)

GPA:  Minimum 3.0 overall and science with a minimum C

Shadowing:  Up to 200 shadowing hours can count towards HCE requirement

The Good Stuff:

  • There are options for medical mission trips to Guatemala, Ecuador, Kenya, Nicaragua, or Haiti.  
  • Full cadaver dissection lab
  • Information sessions are held every other month
  • Interviews are two 20 minute interviews with 2 faculty in each.  
  • GRE is NOT required
  • Preference is given to students who have already met all of the requirements at time of application
  • They have a board review program 
  • Option for current PAs to complete an online program to obtain their Masters
  • During the didactic year, there are optional review sessions offered after class once a week. 

Program Link:  Stony Brook University PA Program

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