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Pre-Physician Assistant Albany PA Program

The Albany Medical College Center for Physician Assistant Studies (CPAS) offers highly qualified students at SUNY Oneonta the opportunity to apply for admission to CPAS upon completing the first semester of their junior year. If accepted, they are assured of admission to the program upon completion of the prerequisite courses, the required health care experience, and the undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.20. Early Assurance admission allows accepted students to focus on achieving a strong knowledge base in the sciences, completing of prerequisite courses, and obtaining the required health related experience.

To be eligible to apply for acceptance into this program, a student must have achieved a GPA of 3.20 or above and have completed General Biology I and II, General Chemistry I and II, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Elementary Organic Chemistry or Organic Chemistry I. Students accepted to the program must carry full course loads during their remaining semesters at Oneonta and fulfill the remaining prerequisite courses. The Graduate Record Examination is waived for students accepted through the Early Assurance Program (EAP).

Students who wish to investigate this opportunity should express their interest to SUNY Oneonta PA Program advisor and discuss the expectations of the EAP and the process for application. Applicants should be confident of their interest in pursuing a career path in medicine as a Physician Assistant, and that admission to the Albany Medical College’s PA program is the path they would choose toward that goal.

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