Physician Assistant Studies Admission Information

Le Moyne College’s Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program is committed to the education of PA students who are clinically competent, community-inclusive and compassionate critical thinkers. 

The admission process is competitive and candidates are highly encouraged to attend a virtual information session if they are considering an application.

In the spirit of the Jesuit tradition, Le Moyne looks to enroll a diverse class of learners from various backgrounds with an expressed desire to serve rural or medically underserved communities. 

Le Moyne offers a Direct-Entry Program to high school seniors entering the college environment for the first time and a Veteran - Physician Assistant Bridge pathway for students who identify as having former military service. 
 

Application Information

 

Timeline for Applicants
 
Late-April: Applications open via CASPA.
 
October 1: Application deadline. Applications must be submitted and verified to CASPA no later than October 1 for consideration.

By Mid-November: Interview invitations are extended. Students must respond by the date indicated in their interview invitation to participate. Interview invitations are sent via email to the address provided on your CASPA application. Students are encouraged to add "GradAdmission@lemoyne.edu" to their email contacts and check spam/junk folders for communications as some email providers may not prioritize our emails.

Interviews: Our admission interviews for the fall 2023 cohort will be held virtually. Students invited to interview will have a series of dates/times to choose from ranging from late November to mid-December. 

Mid-February or Sooner: Final admission notifications are made via email to the address provided on your CASPA application. Students are encouraged to add "GradAdmission@lemoyne.edu" to their email contacts and check spam/junk folders for communications as some email providers may not prioritize our emails.

Two Weeks After Acceptance: Students accepting their admission acceptance are required to deposit to the program within two weeks of their decision. The financial deposit is $750 and is applied to your first-semester bill. 
 

 

Prerequisite Coursework

Competitive applicants will have no more than two outstanding prerequisite courses (including courses in progress) at the time of application.

A planning worksheet with detailed course recommendations can be found here, or by clicking the image below:

Image of Prerequisite Planning Worksheet

Required prerequisites include:

  • General Biology I (with lab)
  • General Biology II (with lab)
  • General Chemistry I (with lab)
  • General Chemistry II (with lab)
  • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Four Upper-Level Biology Courses (at minimum, two of these must include a lab. This series of coursework must be taken within the last five years)
  • Two Courses in Quantitative Content (Physics I, Statistics I and/or Calculus I (or higher) in any combination)
  • English Composition or Technical Writing
  • Two Courses in the Social Sciences (Psychology, Anthropology or Sociology in any combination)

 

Prerequisite Direct Patient Care Experience


At least 750 hours of quality direct patient contact experience are required to begin the PA program. Competitive applicants will have this amount (or very close to it) when they apply.

The quality of the experience(s) and number of hours are weighed when considering an application. The more “hands-on” activities are considered higher quality and the less “hands-on” activities are considered lower quality but are still important to include on your application.

Patient contact hours may be paid or volunteer. It is extremely important to provide a detailed description of your responsibilities on your CASPA application to assure that you are given appropriate credit. To assist you, we have compiled a Guide for Patient Care Experiences featuring many of the positions we often see. You can view/download our patient care guide online here or by clicking the image below:
 

Image of Patient Care Experience Guide

This resource provides approximate quality values and is intended as a guide only and is not all-inclusive. Again, it is important to note that assigned values of patient experience are based on description of duties on the application. 


Questions

Please reference our Frequently Asked Questions page for a variety of common inquiries.

Office of Graduate Admission
Grewen Hall Room 322
Phone: (315) 445-5444
GradAdmission@lemoyne.edu


Admission decisions are based on numerous factors including an individual's academic history, quality of health care experience, communication skills, professionalism and recommendations. A cohort of 75 students begins the program each August, which includes students from our direct-entry programs. 

Le Moyne College welcomes applications from individuals with various backgrounds regardless of race, color, gender, creed, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.

Applying to the Physician Assistant Studies Program

*********APPLICATION "SUBMISSION" DEADLINE TO CASPA IS OCTOBER 1**********

Le Moyne College is NOT on a rolling admission process so your application will be considered as long as you submit your application electronically to CASPA by the Le Moyne College October 1 deadline. Application verification by CASPA will take 2-4 weeks after your application is submitted and complete but we will still be reviewing applications for the January interview dates with invitation phone calls being made mid to late November and early December.

Le Moyne College seeks applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences, who have respect for all people, and who demonstrate a mature attitude toward learning. Highly competitive applicants exhibit the following qualities:

Strong desire to care for the sick or injured
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Unblemished moral/ethical character
Strong desire to work with and care for diverse populations
High motivation
Self-awareness of limitations

Choose any of the links below for additional details:


Selection Process

Admission decisions are based on an individual's academic abilities, quality of health care experience, communication skills, professionalism and recommendations. A class of 75 students begins the program each fall.

Competitive applicants will possess the following criteria:

  • Cumulative, science, and prerequisite GPAs of at least 3.0
  • Completion of prerequisite courses
  • Completion of at least four science courses within the last five years
  • Proof of quality and quantity of health care experience; at least 750 hours of direct patient contact are required
  • Three recommendations from at least one academic, if applicable, and/or from professionals in the health care field who can attest to your ability to be successful in a rigorous academic program and as a health care provider (specific requirements about the nature of the references is found on the CASPA application instructions).
  • Competitive TOEFL or IELTS score, if required 
  • Note: We do not require a GRE score or a score from any other entrance exam

After initial application review, selected applicants will be contacted in early to mid-November to schedule an interview with members of the PA Program Admission Committee. The interview will consist of an individual interview, a group interview and a writing sample.

Interview dates: January 7, 8, 9, 2016

All applicants will be notified by mail of the PA Admission Committee decision. Admission notification will be made by the end of January.

Le Moyne College welcomes applications from individuals with various backgrounds regardless of race, color, gender, creed, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin

Applying to the Physician Assistant Studies Program

*********APPLICATION "SUBMISSION" DEADLINE TO CASPA IS OCTOBER 1**********

Le Moyne College is NOT on a rolling admission process so your application will be considered as long as you submit your application electronically to CASPA by the Le Moyne College October 1 deadline. Application verification by CASPA will take 2-4 weeks after your application is submitted and complete but we will still be reviewing applications for the January interview dates with invitation phone calls being made mid to late November and early December.

Le Moyne College seeks applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences, who have respect for all people, and who demonstrate a mature attitude toward learning. Highly competitive applicants exhibit the following qualities:

Strong desire to care for the sick or injured
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Unblemished moral/ethical character
Strong desire to work with and care for diverse populations
High motivation
Self-awareness of limitations

Choose any of the links below for additional details:


Selection Process

Admission decisions are based on an individual's academic abilities, quality of health care experience, communication skills, professionalism and recommendations. A class of 75 students begins the program each fall.

Competitive applicants will possess the following criteria:

  • Cumulative, science, and prerequisite GPAs of at least 3.0
  • Completion of prerequisite courses
  • Completion of at least four science courses within the last five years
  • Proof of quality and quantity of health care experience; at least 750 hours of direct patient contact are required
  • Three recommendations from at least one academic, if applicable, and/or from professionals in the health care field who can attest to your ability to be successful in a rigorous academic program and as a health care provider (specific requirements about the nature of the references is found on the CASPA application instructions).
  • Competitive TOEFL or IELTS score, if required 
  • Note: We do not require a GRE score or a score from any other entrance exam

After initial application review, selected applicants will be contacted in early to mid-November to schedule an interview with members of the PA Program Admission Committee. The interview will consist of an individual interview, a group interview and a writing sample.

Interview dates: January 7, 8, 9, 2016

All applicants will be notified by mail of the PA Admission Committee decision. Admission notification will be made by the end of January.

Le Moyne College welcomes applications from individuals with various backgrounds regardless of race, color, gender, creed, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin