improving the quality and access to primary care
Educating physician assistants to evaluate, diagnose, and manage acute and chronic conditions in patients of all ages.
The CUNY Med Physician Assistant Program will prepare entry level medical professionals to augment physician care by providing medical and patient care responsibilities within the health care community.
Physician Assistant Admissions Process
Submission of completed application through CASPA including the following:
- Completed CASPA Application.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation.
- Official copies of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
Verification of complete applications by Admissions Committee. (Incomplete applications and those not meeting all requirements will not be considered for further evaluation.)
- Evaluation of Application by the Admissions Committee and selection of applicants for interview.
- Final selection process by the Admissions Committee.
- Admission decision E-Mails sent to all applicants.
The selection process will occur throughout the months of April, May and possibly June until the class is filled.
An interview with the Admissions Committee is required for admission, however, only the most qualified applicants will be invited for an interview based on the Admission Committee’s assessment of the application materials. Competitive applicants who have or will have met all requirements and will complete all required course work by the deadline.
THE CENTRAL APPLICATION SERVICE FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (CASPA)
Applicants must register with CASPA and create a profile before applying to programs of their choice. Please visit CASPA’s website for instructions on how to get started with your PA Program application.
Academic Update: CASPA applicants can update “planned” or “in-progress” coursework on their application after verification through a process called Academic Update. This allows you to change coursework to “complete” and self-report the grades received for these courses. This coursework is not verified or calculated into GPA’s.
*Applicants will not have access to edit their coursework that was not listed as “planned” or “in-progress”. All supporting documents must be submitted by the deadline January 15, 2022. The program will not accept documents or transcripts via mail or email. Applicants can update their transcripts on CASPA until April 25, 2022, however, GPA’s will not be recalculated.
Transcripts for Applicants Offered Admission
If you are offered a seat in the program, you may be required to submit official transcripts directly to the PA Program prior to matriculation.
Photos for Applicants Offered an Interview
Applicants contacted for an interview will be asked to provide a passport size photo at the time of the interview.
International transcripts (exception: English-speaking Canadian) are not accepted by CASPA. CASPA requires a translated version of any foreign transcript. FMG’s and graduates of foreign institutions must use WES evaluation service. Please visit WES for evaluation assistance.
Admission to the P.A. Program continues to be highly competitive. Only one class of approximately 30 – 35 applicants is selected each year for admission. The most qualified applicants are selected for admission to the program. Selection of applicants will be based on the Admission Committee’s assessment of the application materials and the interview with the Committee. Applicants not selected for admission in a given year may reapply in subsequent years.