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Up and Coming: Dominican University of California

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Location:  San Rafael, California

Number of students: 24

Application Cycle: June 15 - March 1 through CASPA

Interview dates: November - May

Start date: August

Length of Program: 28 months

Public/Private: Private

HCE: Minimum 500 hours (preference given to those with EMT certification)

GPA: Minimum 3.0 GPA with minimum B- in prerequisite courses

Shadowing: No specific requirement

The Good Stuff:

  •  Anatomy and Physiology must be taken in the last 5 years
  • GRE NOT required
  • All prerequisites must be completed before applying
  • Expected provisional accreditation in March 2017

Program Link: Dominican University of California PA Program Website


For the most up to date information on PA programs in one place, check out The Applicant’s Manual of Physician Assistant Programs. (Affiliate link)


Up and Coming: Heritage University

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Location: Toppenish, WA

Number of students:  32

Application Cycle:  April - November (Apply by July to be considered for early interviews)

Interview dates:  2 separate dates in December and January with rolling admissions

Start date:  May

Length of Program:  24 months

Public/Private:  Private

HCE:  Minimum 1000 hours at time of application 

GPA:  Minimum 2.75 overall (recommended 3.0), minimum 3.0 science; must have 3.0 in all prerequisites 

Shadowing:  No specific requirement

The Good Stuff:

  • Currently in Provisional status
  • Medical Spanish is included in the didactic year 
  • Focus on rural healthcare, and clinicals are in smaller towns in the Northwest 
  • Prerequisites must be completed by January of the preceding year
  • Medical scribe is accepted as HCE
  • No GRE required
  • No specific Organic Chemistry requirement
  • Does not accept Letters of Recommendation from professors 

Program Link:  Heritage University PA Program


For the most up to date information on PA programs in one place, check out The Applicant’s Manual of Physician Assistant Programs. (Affiliate link)