Do I have to take an exam to get accepted into a Physician assistant program? What is the application process like?
The majority of PA programs use a central application service (CASPA). Your best bet would be to research the individual requirements of the PA programs you wish to apply to, and also to research the CASPA application process. Here is the CASPA info page:
There is no specific entrance exam for Physician Assistant programs. You need a Bachelor's degree, preferably in a science field. You need Anatomy, Physiology, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry courses. You will also need Patient Contact hours, which can be either a paid or volunteer position. I suggest the following:
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