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Western University PA Grad School

Western University PA Grad School
Information about requirements, pre-reqs and more



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    • Grad School, Pre-Requirements and more…
      • WesternU's two-year (six semester) MSPA program:
        • prepares you with the knowledge and skills to provide high-quality, competent care in a primary care setting.
        • exposes you to a variety of roles within numerous clinical settings giving you the greatest spectrum of potential employment opportunities.
        • instills cultural sensitivity so you can provide compassionate care to a wide-range of patient populations with a special emphasis on the underserved.
      • High first time pass rates
      • Small, private, health-focused
      • Early clinical training
      • Western U’s PA alumni are in high demand
      • CASPA
      • Complete Course Prerequisites
      • Bachelors degree
      • Minimum overall and science HPA of 2.7
      • Demonstrated community service and involvement
        • Clinical experience, preferred but not required
      • Pre-reqs must be completed by accredited US institution
      • Must be complete with “C” or better
      • “ C-” not acceptable
      • No more than one science and one non-science prerequisite can be in progress after December 31st of the year prior to when you plan to enter WesternU.
      • All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring term of the year you plan to enter WesternU
      • College English & Composition
      • College Algebra
      • Human Anatomy w/ Lab
      • Human Physiology w/ Lab
      • Microbiology w/ Lab
      • General or Inorganic Chemistry w/ labs
      • Genetics
      • Psychology
      • Humanities
      • Statistics
      • Spanish (not required but strongly encouraged)
    • Course Name Equivalent Algebra MATH 1A or 1B Anatomy D136 (but need to take lab at another school) Chemistry CHEM 1A & 1B/1LB & 1C/1LC or H2A & H2B/1LB & H2C/1LC English HUM 1A & B & C, WR 30, 37, 39A, 39B, 39C, SOC 164W, WR 38 Genetics BIOSCI 97 Microbiology 122&122L, M118L(lab) Physiology E109 and E112L Sociology SOC 1 or 7A Statistics MATH 7 (same as STATS 7) or 131A or 9A & 9B & 9C or SOC 10A & 10B & 10C or ECON 10A & 10B & 10C, ECE 186 or BioSci 7, or STATS 100A & 100B & 100C, or Soc Sci 9A/9B/9C; SOC ECOL 13 Psychology PSY 7A, 9A&B&C, Psy Beh P9
    • Number of Applicants Reviewed 1015 Interviews Granted 390 Enrolled Students 98 Average Overall GPA 3.30 Average Prerequisite GPA 3.44 Average Science GPA 3.26
      • Many are involved in clubs and organizations
      • Students form all programs take part in the international medicine club’s annual cultural show- celebrate their own cultures, dances, fashion show and food
      • Have a theatre
      • Student government association
      • Close to watching Lakers, Dodgers, Anaheim Ducks
      • Disneyland, Magic Mountain, etc
      • First Year
        • Majority of class time is in lecture and clinical labs where you develop your clinical and critical thinking skills
        • Studying consists of applying the information
        • Volunteer clinical experience- have the opportunity to provide care for disadvantage patients
      • Second Year
        • Work with site preceptors where you can rotate through different clinics and hospitals
        • 11 months of rotations and 500+ rotation sites
        • Studying consists of focusing on clinical rotations- have senior semester exams 4 times each semester
        • Master’s Thesis- involves collaborating with other students to complete a research and writing project while completing clinical rotations.
      • Doesn’t require any standardized testing prior to application
      • Zero hours work experience but community service/involvement recommended
      • No early decision making process
      • Interviews held in Feb and March and notified in late Jan
      • Acceptance letters mailed in April
      • Information Day Sessions
        • February 4 (RSVP Jan 28)
        • April 6 (RSVP March 30)
        • June 3 (RSVP May 27)
    • Things to look forward to Valentines Day Fundraising February 9 -13 (Tentative) Rubio’s Fundraising Night February 23 Monday St. Jude’s Volunteer Opportunity February 9-13 (Tentative) Guest Speaker February 9 (Monday Meeting) Fieldtrip to Western (Info Day) February 4 (Wednesday)