Admission to the University of Oklahoma Physician Associate Program (Program) is highly competitive. The Program enjoys and benefits from selecting applicants for admission from a highly qualified national applicant pool and seeks to admit qualified resident and non-resident candidates.
The Program utilizes a structured process that is applied to all applicants uniformly. Candidates for admission are considered comparatively on the basis of the following components:
- Post-secondary scholastic record – Cumulative GPA, Science GPA, and Last 60 GPA.
- Letters of reference (required component)
- Written personal statement (required component – supplemental application)
- Resume and/or CV (required component – supplemental application)
- CASPer assessment (required component)
- Work experience including both healthcare and non-healthcare experience (experience not required)
- Community service and/or volunteer service experience (experience not required)
- Interview performance
In addition to the components above, the Program reserves the right to apply preference to applicants possessing the following:
- Socioeconomic and US Census indicators (referenced through CASPA) that align with the PA Program Mission and Goals
- Oklahoma Residency as related to alignment with Regents, University and College mission.