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Physician Assistant Program

Q: What are the current crime statistics for the University of South Carolina-Columbia campus?

A: These statistics can be found at the following website

Q: When must immunizations be submitted?

A: Immunizations will be requested 30 days from the date of offer and must be submitted prior to matriculation.

Q: Will you accept waivers for coursework, labs and/or healthcare exposure hours?

A: No waivers will be given for the prerequisites for admission.

Q: When must the GRE be taken for the PA Program?

A: The GRE must be taken by July prior to matriculation in January to allow for submission and review of the scores.

Q: When will the USC Physician Assistant Program supplemental application be available?

A. All CASPA verified applicants to the USC PA Program will receive an email with a direct link to complete and submit the application.

Q. What are the requirements for the letters of recommendation?

A. In order to fulfill the USC PA program requirement, as part of your CASPA application, you must include a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation.

Q. Can I schedule a visit before I apply?

A. We encourage prospective applicants to visit the USC School of Medicine PA Program. Prospective applicants can attend open house events, virtual “Chat with the Chair” sessions, and attend health fair/recruiting events. Information about these events can be found at http://pa.med.sc.edu/news_and_events.asp

Q. Can I request a review of my transcripts?

A. Information about prerequisite courses and admission requirements can be found at http://pa.med.sc.edu/admissions.asp. If you have a question about a specific course you have completed or need to take, please send detailed information about the course to paprogram@uscmed.sc.edu.