Program Spotlight: MCPHS University (Boston)


Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Number of students:  100 students

Application Cycle:  April - November 1st through CASPA with supplemental and rolling admissions

Interview dates:  October-February

Start date:  Fall (early September)

Length of Program:  30 months

Public/Private:  Private

HCE:  Recommended 250-500 hrs

GPA:  Average overall of accepted is 3.3-3.5, minimum overall of 3.0

Shadowing:  Recommended

The Good Stuff:

  • Here is a blog post with a Q&A from a recent student
  • Preference is given to students in the Premedical and Health Studies Pathway Program
  • First summer is off at Boston campus 
  • No organic chemistry requirement
  • GRE not required
  • MCPHS has programs at Worcester and Manchester as well.  You are only allowed to apply to one of the MCPHS campuses.  These programs start in the Spring.  They require a bachelor's degree and are 24 months.  The professors are online for these programs.  
  • There's an early acceptance program is you attend MCPHS, with 4 years of undergraduate work, and then 2 years of the PA program or 3 years of undergrad work and 3 years of PA program. 
  • Cadaver lab at Harvard Medical School
  • Interview - 3 1-on-1 10 minute interviews(faculty, alumni, student), group activity, writing sample

Program Link:  MCPHS University (Boston) website

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