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PA Prerequisites

Prerequisite 2020 Alert in Response to COVID-19

Prerequisite Changes Statement

In an effort to assist candidates facing unprecedented challenges due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Tufts University PA program has made the following changes to the prerequisite requirements for the 2020 application cycle:

  • Pass/Fail grades for prerequisite courses will be accepted for the spring 2020 and summer 2020 semesters only. Students will be required to upload a statement from the College or University where these prerequisites were completed in CASPA, documenting that pass/fail grades were utilized instead of the standard letter grades for spring and summer 2020 semesters due to COVID-19.
  • The GRE examination will be “test optional” for the 2020 cycle only. This means that scores are not required but can be submitted if a candidate completed the exam. If applicants would like us to consider their exam results as a component of their candidacy, we will do so in a contextual way. If students choose not to submit exam results, the application will not be penalized. Our admissions committee has a holistic approach when evaluating each application. This provides us with the flexibility to evaluate academic and experience accomplishments within a candidate’s individual context.

 
Before applying to the Tufts University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, an applicant must meet the following requirements for Academic Courses, Direct Patient Care Experience, Tests, and Technical Standards.

  • Individuals previously trained as physicians (M.D. or D.O.) WILL NOT be considered for this program. This includes all graduates of U.S. and foreign medical schools.

PA Program Director & Staff

Beth Buyea, DHSc, PA-C
Program Director

Johanne Noble, MA
Program Manager

136 Harrison Ave.
M&V Suite 207
Boston, MA 02111
617-636-0405
paprogram@tufts.edu