Program Spotlight: Northwestern University


Location:  Chicago, IL

Number of students:  30

Application Cycle:  CASPA and supplemental by October 1st (rolling admissions)

Interview dates:  August - January

Start date:  June

Length of Program:  24 months

Public/Private:  Private

HCE:  Not required, but recommended to have a minimum 6 months full time HCE (1000 hours)

GPA:  Minimum 2.8 with at least a C in prerequisites

Shadowing:  Encouraged

The Good Stuff:

  •  Problem Based learning - learning occurs in small groups with an emphasis on self learning when tackling a problem
  • Labs are not required for any prerequisites
  • Basic Prerequisites - Biochemistry, Microbiology, Statistics, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology
  • No expiration date on coursework

Program Link:  Northwestern University PA Program

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