A: Yes. All students are required to submit a supplemental application by the October 1st deadline.
A new class enters the Yale PA Program every fall.
A: October 1 (midnight) of each year.
A: Incoming students will undergo a criminal background check prior to matriculation. Several clinical training sites require criminal background checks.
A: No. We do not have a specified list of majors required for admission. However, we do have specific prerequisites that should be carefully reviewed prior to application to the program.
A: You must submit your transcripts and credentials to the World Education Service for an official course-by-course evaluation and degree conferral authentication.
A: If your credentials have been deemed comparable to an undergraduate degree by World Education Service, we do accept the coursework. International students must complete one year of education in the United States, Great Britain or Canada prior to application.
A: Anyone whose first language is not English and has not completed a degree in the United States, Great Britain or Canada is required to take the TOEFL.
A: Unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply. Yale does not accept applications from individuals who have completed their medical training as physicians.
A: While we do not accept applications from physicians who have completed their medical school training, we do accept applications from individuals who started medical school but for a variety of reasons did not complete their training.
A: Since the science grade point average includes all science course work, it would use both organic chemistry grades in the calculation.
A: The science GPA is calculated using the entire transcript(s) of science courses.
A: No. The science GPA is calculated using grades from the undergraduate and post-graduate periods.
A: No. We do not require that the science courses be taken within a certain timeframe relative to the application. When the admissions committee reviews the application, the members will assess the applicant's familiarity with the prerequisite subjects in general.
A: No. A maximum of 1 prerequisite course may be "in progress" at the time you submit your application. That course must be completed by December 31st with a grade of "B" or better.
A: While Yale does not require a set number of health care hours, having experience does make the applicant more competitive. Most individuals that apply to our program have on average 1900 patient care hours.
A: Direct patient care means hands-on patient experience. Preference is given to applicants with more hands-on experience. Roles in this area include but are not limited to experience as an EMT, Paramedic, RN, Medical Assistant, CNA, ER Tech, and Physical Therapy Aide. Healthcare experience with underserved populations is highly valued.
A: No. All applicants are expected to complete the GRE. The institution code is 3983.
A: Yes. The GRE is a required component and the Program would like to see current scores.
A: In an effort to ensure fair admissions practices, we do not waive GRE requirements for any applicant.
A: We do not have a minimum score on any specific section of the GRE however, competitive applicants have overall scores above the 50th percentile.
A: We recommend that all GRE examinations be scheduled by September 1st. Only fully verified and completed applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
A: You will receive emails regarding your status when your application is:
- Received by Yale
- Missing a document
A: It is our goal to extend interview invitations one month prior to the scheduled interview dates.