Accreditation Status

Programs are accredited by ARC-PA. "Accreditation-Provisional" is an accreditation status granted for a limited, defined period of time to a new program that has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the Standards. "Accreditation-Probation" is a temporary status of accreditation assigned when a program does not meet the Standards and when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened. The maximum period of probation is two years. "Developing-Not Accredited" programs are working towards accreditation, but have not yet passed ARC-PA accreditation review. There is no guarantee that the program will be accredited.

Accreditation Status
Accredited
Accreditation Date
October 2000

Mission & Notable Features

All programs operate in accordance with the ARC-PA Standards, but programs may focus on specific populations, regions, teaching methods, etc. In addition, each program is unique, and has some things that make it stand out from the other programs.

Mission The Loma Linda University Department of Physician Assistant Sciences educates primary care physician assistants who will complement the work of physicians by providing health care as active members of a professional healthcare team, excellence and compassion in health care for the whole person, and quality health care for underserved individuals and communities nationally and globally in accordance with the mission of Loma Linda University and the School of Allied Health Professions.
Notable Features Our Master of Physician Assistant Program was established in the year 2000 to train physician assistants with an emphasis on primary care. It is our goal to prepare our students to serve others through the practice of medicine with both excellence and compassion. We feel it is important for our students to become culturally proficient, service?minded, and prepared to serve the community around them.

Preprofessional & Online Masters Degrees

Some programs offer a preprofessional degree designed to prepare students for a full professional PA program. Some programs also offer online masters programs designed to provide graduate education to someone with an undergraduate professional PA degree.

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Websites & Social Media

The program website and any social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) maintained by the program.

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Veterans Information

Some programs have created support systems and pathways for veterans to help them more easily transition into civilian life and matriculate into PA school. These include:

  • Scholarships or financial assistance (reduced tuition, in-state tuition).
  • Clinical partnerships with veterans organizations for rotations.
  • Special admissions processes that recognize military service.
  • Faculty who are veterans.
  • Institutional participation in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges program, a consortium of colleges that recognize the unique needs of veterans in achieving their educational goals. Many of these institutions offer special benefits, such as tuition reduction or credit for experiential learning.
  • Institutional participation in the Yellow Ribbon Schools, program, a university-funded scholarship program for veterans.

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Class & Degree Information

General information about the degree offered, the size and length of the program, whether the program can be pursued part-time, etc.

Degrees Offered Masters

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International Applicants

Some programs may accept applications from people who are not US citizens. International applicants may be required to submit educational documentation for review, demonstrate proficiency in English, and other additional requirements.

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Application Deadline

Many programs are members of CASPA, the central application service for PA programs. Applications to these programs are submitted through the CASPA website. Applications to non-CASPA programs are submitted directly to the individual programs.

There are three kinds of CASPA program deadlines:

  • Submitted. The application must be submitted by the deadline date. Documents don't have to be received by CASPA by the deadline date.
  • Complete. The application must be submitted and all transcripts, payments, and at least two letters of reference must be received by CASPA by the deadline date.
  • Verified. The application must be submitted, complete, and the the GPA calculation must be completed by CASPA by the deadline date.

Deadlines for non-CASPA programs have different meanings depending on the program. Check the program's website for complete details.

CASPA Participant? Yes
Application Deadline
November 1, 2013
Deadline Type
Completed

Curriculum & Coursework Focus

Programs may design their individual courses or their entire curriculum around particular learning methodologies and styles. These include:

  • Asynchronous Learning, a teaching method that uses online resources to facilitate information sharing outside the classroom.
  • Case-Based Learning
  • Collaborative or Team-Based Learning
  • Distance or Online Learning
  • Early Clinical Exposure
  • Hybrid of Traditional & Case-Based Learning
  • Organ-Based Learning or Systems-Based Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning

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Contact Information

Mailing address and other contact details for the admissions office. The admissions office may be in a different city and state than the program's main campus.

Mail
24785 Stewart Street, Evans Hall 201
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Phone 909-558-7295
Email pa@llu.edu

Tuition

Tuition listed is for the entire duration of the program. Some programs may include student fees and other costs into the tuition figure.

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Standardized Exams

Programs may require specific exams such as the GRE or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). In some cases, high scores on other tests such as the MCAT may be substituted for the GRE. For details, check the program's website.

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Health Care Experience

Programs may recommend or require health care experience. If health care experience is required, the program will specify the kinds of experiences that are acceptable and the minimum number of hours.

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Minimum GPA

Programs may require one or more of the following: a minimum overall GPA; a minimum GPA for prerequisite coursework; and a minimum GPA for science coursework. Programs calculuate minimum science GPAs differently, so details are provided if a minimum science GPA is required.

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Recommendation Letters

Programs may require recommendation letters from specific people: university professors, physician assistants that you've worked with, etc.

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Supplemental Application

Programs may require a supplemental application. This may be an application to the graduate school, or additional information that is not provided in the CASPA application.

Required Yes
Deadline
January 15, 2014
Fee
No information provided
Link to Application
No information provided
Notes The supplemental application will be sent to the applicant via email once their application has been verified by CASPA and received by the University.

Prerequisite Coursework

Programs may have a number of specific required courses that applicants must complete prior to matriculating. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of required coursework, but to identify some typical classes that are required by programs. For a complete list of prerequisites and course substitutions, visit the program's website.

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