Application DEADLINE is November 15th
Visit the New Student Center and meet with an academic advisor at the Medical Campus Room 1113 to obtain information on how to apply for the Physician Assistant Program.
If you live out of state and are unable to visit in person, please use our contact form.
Apply to MDC for admission or readmission. Students who have not enrolled in a class at MDC in the last 12 months must apply for re-admission.
Download the PA program application packet. You must submit receipt of application fee of $25.00 with application.
Prior to submitting an application to the PA program, students must verify completion of prerequisite courses with an Academic Advisor at the Medical Campus. All pre-requisite courses must be completed by the semester prior to the application deadline.
Submit application in person or by mail:Physician Assistant Program Miami Dade College, Medical Center Campus
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Intelligence, the ability to relate to people, capacity for calm and reasoned judgment in encountering emergencies, and a demonstrated commitment to patients are qualities essential for the physician assistant. The ideal candidate has the academic ability, prior health care experience, and personal maturity to successfully complete the program and to insure a productive career as a physician assistant.
The program's selections committee is seeking candidates who:
The following criteria is used to determine eligibility for the Admission Test and Written Essay:
The top 100 candidates will be interviewed for consideration of admission into the Program. Fifty-five students candidates are chosen for entry into the Program each year.
The outline below will assist potential applicants in preparation for the MDC PA program admission’s test and written essay.
Upon invitation, select applicants will take a program generated computer-based examination consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions.
Medical Terminology - 20 Questions
Anatomy - 25 questions
Physiology - 25 questions
Microbiology - 15 Questions
Medical Math - 15 Questions
|HSC 0003||Introduction to Health Care - Institutional requirement. This course is required for all students and is part of the pre-requisite requirement. This course must be completed prior to applying. Credits do not count towards A.S. degree. No pre-requisite.|
|HSC 0003L||Introduction to Health Care Lab - Institutional requirement. This course is required for all students and is part of the pre-requisite requirement. This course must be completed prior to applying. Credits do not count towards A.S. degree. No pre-requisite.|
|General Education Core Courses (15 credits)|
|ENC 1101||English Composition 1|
|SPC 1017||Fundamentals of Speech Communication|
|CLP 1006||The Psychology of Personal Effectiveness|
|PHI 2604||Critical Thinking and Ethics|
|STA 2023||Statistical Methods|
|Natural Science Courses (17 credits)|
|BSC 2085||Human Anatomy & Physiology I|
|BSC 2085L||Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab|
|BSC 2086||Human Anatomy & Physiology 2|
|BSC 2086L||Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab|
|CHM 1033||Chemistry for Health Sciences (last term accepted November 15th, 2017)|
|CHM 1033L||Chemistry for Health Sciences Lab (last term accepted November 15th, 2017)|
|MCB 2010L||Microbiology Lab|
|CHM 1045||General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (Mandatory November 15, 2018)|
|CHM 1045L||General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab (Mandatory November 15, 2018)|
|CHM 1046||General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (Mandatory November 15, 2018)|
|CHM 1046L||General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab (Mandatory November 15, 2018)|
|CGS 1060 or Computer Competency Test (CCT)||Introduction to Microcomputer Usage|
|Highly Recommended Courses|
|MAC 1105||College Algebra (Mandatory November 15, 2018)|
|HIM 2472||Medical Terminology|
|ENC 1102||English Communication 2|
All natural science courses taken more than five years ago must be repeated.
All laboratory courses taken more than five years ago do not need to be repeated if obtained a satisfactory grade of “C” or better.
Students should review the College Catalog for specific course descriptions, including pre and co-requisite course requirements.
Interested in virtual classes? This program offers the option to take some classes online. Speak to an advisor for details.