Selection Factors

All applications are reviewed without regard to age, sex, race, color, ethnicity, creed or national origin. However, as an institution sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Union College gives first consideration to students who uphold the Biblical principles of morality and lifestyle as interpreted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and to students who have completed their pre-PA course work at Union College. It is a firm policy of the college to admit a number of qualified students into each class who have not completed their prerequisite courses at Union College but who demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission of the college and its physician assistant program.

The PA Program Admissions Committee will recommend candidates who meet the admission requirements, technical standards, and course prerequisites listed herein, and present the best overall profile evidenced in these areas:

  1. Overall GPA: ability to meet the demands of the PA program as shown by college GPA, grade trends, and variety and rigor of courses taken;

  2. Science GPA: ability to successfully complete the basic science portion of the PA program as shown by the quality of academic science preparation;

  3. Health Care Experience: ability to perform professionally in the health care environment as shown by experience in the delivery of healthcare;

  4. Christian Values: career goals consistent with the philosophy and goals of Union College, including commitment to Christian service;

  5. Sound Health: physical and mental health to meet the standards of the profession;

  6. Outstanding Character: noteworthy character traits such as moral integrity, compassion, diligence, etc.;

  7. Personable and Mature: commendable interpersonal skills and appropriate maturity based on a personal interview with representatives of the PA Program Admissions Committee.

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