Feb 28, 2024  
2022-23 Academic Catalog 
2022-23 Academic Catalog [NOT CURRENT CATALOGS]

Pre-Physician Assistant

The pre-physician assistant curriculum at Eastern Oregon University is designed to meet the requirements for admission to a Physician Assistant program. Students must obtain a BA/ BS degree prior to being accepted into most professional schools. Typical prerequisite coursework includes one-year sequences of general biology with lab, general chemistry with lab, and anatomy and physiology with lab. Additional courses include microbiology, college algebra and statistics, general psychology, sociology, English composition and technical writing. Students should plan to enroll in clinical observation courses to obtain shadowing hours to learn about the profession. Most professional schools require a minimum of six months to one-year in a responsible health care position (paid or volunteer). Students are strongly encouraged to obtain prerequisite requirements for the school to which they will be applying and to work closely with their advisor when selecting appropriate coursework. Admission to physician assistant programs is highly competitive, requiring high academic achievement. Involvement in co-curricular activities such as internships, research and volunteering is recommended.

PDF of Pre-Physician Assistant Checksheet