Admissions

Physician Assistant Studies

We are not currently accepting applications for the 2018 academic year

*Please continue to check the website for updates regarding admissions.

Why Apply to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program?

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program (UNR Med PA Program) is the first PA program in the Nevada System of Higher Education. Our goal is to provide a high-quality rigorous education through solid curriculum, interprofessional educational experiences, and strong alignment with the UNR Med Department of Family and Community Medicine. The program's philosophy is to teach not only the required biosciences, clinical assessment, medical foundation, ethics and social aspects of health, but equally important, the philosophy, culture, and professional role of PAs to produce quality long-term committed PAs to serve the primary care needs of the diverse population in underserved and rural Nevada.

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Next Application Cycle- May 1, 2018 - September 1, 2018

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program application cycle for 2018-2019 will open May 1, 2018. The deadline for this cycle is September 1, 2018 (**Please note that CASPA closes their portal at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and any application received after that time will not be considered).

Note: The PA program highly recommends submitting the CASPA application by August 1, 2018, since CASPA's verification process can take up to 4-6 weeks after submission.

Applications and supporting documents will only be accepted through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). The application fee is based upon the number of programs to which an applicant applies. Please refer to CASPA for information on fees and waivers. For questions about completing the online CASPA application, assistance can be provided by emailing caspainfo@caspaonline.org or by calling (617) 612-2080.

Supporting documents submitted directly through CASPA:

  • Official College Transcripts from every university or college attended
  • Three Current Letters of Recommendation
  • Updated CV

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