Pre-Physician Assistant

Advisors: C. Cottingham, D. DeMoss

The Pre-Physician Assistant Program at MSU prepares students for admission to the professional school component of the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies Program, either in Lexington or at its satellite campus in Morehead. To satisfy admission prerequisites, the recommended pre-physician assistant curriculum at MSU consists of the completion of an area of concentration in biology. In addition, the student must also complete courses in: medical terminology, sociology, general psychology and developmental psychology.

MSU offers courses acceptable to meet all of the University of Kentucky prerequisite requirements. To assure proper course selection and to meet all admission requirements to the professional program, students must work closely with their assigned faculty advisor.

To gain admission into the postgraduate program, all students must have completed a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution including specific prerequisite courses. Selection of the applicants is based on cumulative GPA, GRE, personal interview, and recommendation. Because of an increasingly competitive applicant pool, it is strongly recommended that applicants obtain a bachelor's degree in one of the science fields. Completion of the two-and-a-half year professional component in Physician Assistant School leads to a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Kentucky.