The Applicant's Manual of Physician Assistant Programs was first published in 2016 and is now on its third admissions cycle helping prospective students get into PA school! This resource outlines important application information for every accredited PA program in the United States. Examples include program contact info, mission statement, program duration, class capacity, tuition, prerequisite coursework, required direct patient care experience, required shadowing, standardized testing, accepted student statistics, curriculum information, PANCE pass rates, unique program features, and more!


Updates to the 2018 Manual: 

• The addition of many new PA programs that have established themselves within the past year

• Updated information on the over 200 programs included in the 2nd edition

• An updated introduction section including new definitions of patient care experience and health care experience per CASPA guidelines

• GRE codes for schools requiring this exam for admissions

• Average age of accepted applicants for specific schools

• Recommended coursework beyond absolute required prerequisites 

• Expanded prerequisite information including grade requirements and timeline for completion of coursework

• Appendices that include schools listed by distinguishing features

• Reformatting for enhanced readability