Up and Coming: University of the Pacific


Location: Sacramento, CA

Number of students:  45

Application Cycle:  CASPA September 1 - March 1

Interview dates:  February - August

Start date:  January

Length of Program:  27 months

Public/Private:  Private

HCE:   Minimum 1,000 hrs

GPA:  Minimum Science and Overall GPA of 3.0

Shadowing:  No specific requirement

The Good Stuff:

  • Program is currently applying for Provisional Status, and will know in September 2016
  • Preference given to veterans, Pacific alumni, residents of geographic area, educationally or socioeconomically disadvantaged applicants
  • Online courses will NOT fulfill science prerequisites.  AP credits do not count either. 
  • No Organic Chemistry requirement
  • No timeline limit on courses
  • Information sessions are available
  • No GRE requirement
  • Cadaver lab in Stockton

Program Link:  University of the Pacific PA Program Website

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