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OHSU Physician Assistant Program applications for the 2018-2019 cycle will be available via CASPA in late April 2018.   To be considered for OHSU admission during the 2018-19 cycle, the program must receive your verified CASPA application on or before 9/1/2018.  This includes all transcripts and letters of recommendation. There are no exceptions to the posted deadlines, so please plan ahead for materials to reach CASPA in a timely manner.  For additional information regarding the OHSU PA Program admissions time line, prerequisites, deadlines, etc., please refer to the information below and throughout our website, including the FAQ section.

Thank you for your interest in the OHSU PA Program. The Program is a 26-month, full-time course of study leading to a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree. A class of 42 students is accepted each year with classes starting in June. The didactic phase of the Program is 12 months; the clinical phase encompasses the final 14 months.

Applications for admission are accepted from late April to September 1st through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). CASPA is your main application to the program.  Applications are considered complete once all verified materials have been received at CASPA. Complete applications are reviewed by the admissions committee.  Interviews are granted to those most qualified for the program. Interviews are held on the OHSU campus from September through early January.  Selections are made on a rolling admissions basis, with the final class decisions made by February.  Classes begin in mid-June. 



Title IX and Equal Opportunity

OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU’s operation. Retaliation for reporting discrimination is prohibited. To make an inquiry or report an incident of discrimination, contact OHSU’s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department at 503-494-5148, .

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) protects individuals from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex or gender in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal aid. OHSU, as a recipient of federal funds, complies with Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting sex and gender discrimination and harassment, which includes sexual misconduct and sexual violence, in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination and harassment may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator: Laura Stadum.

Contact Laura Stadum, JD at 503-494-0258 or .

Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education, Western Region Office for Civil Rights at 206-607-1600, .