CHP students working with a faculty member in a clinical setting.

All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution prior to matriculation.

Applicants are required to complete all prerequisite science and math courses with no more than one grade below a "B minus". The prerequisite course list for admission into the physician assistant program is listed below.

Prerequite Courses

  • Mathematics (Pre-calculus or Statistics) (3 credits)
  • General Biology + Laboratory (8 credits)
  • General Chemistry + Laboratory (8 credits)
  • Microbiology (3 credits)
  • Genetics (3 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry + Laboratory OR Biochemistry + Laboratory (4 credits)
  • Human Anatomy + Laboratory (4 credits)
  • Human Physiology (3 credits)

OR Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with Laboratory (7 credit minimum)

Transfer Credit

Students who were previously enrolled in a physician assistant program will not be awarded transfer credit nor given advanced standing toward the required coursework in the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program.

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) will be considered for prerequisite coursework. In general, if you score a 4 or higher on an AP examination, you are granted college credit. There is no advanced placement for program didactic courses.

Courses in Progress or Planned

All prerequisites must be completed at the time of application e-submission to CASPA.

Prerequisite courses greater than 10 years old

All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the past 10 years.