PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT DEPARTMENT
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Application for Fall 2010
320 PORTER AVENUE
BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Admission to D’Youville College’s Physician Assistant Department* is based on several factors: ability to master the rigorous
academic content of the program as demonstrated by previous academic course work and/or standardized test scores,
motivation to become a physician assistant with a strong understanding of their professional duties, personal evaluations, verbal
and written communicational skills, and level of personal development, maturity and character.
Each year a large number of applications are received from candidates throughout the country. Due to the limited number
of available seats, the selection process for admission to the PA department is extremely competitive. Not all applicants who
meet the minimum application requirements will be invited to campus for an interview. Rather, a pool of the most well qualified
applicants will be selected. At that time, the selection committee will screen candidates for their maturity, knowledge of the
profession, ability to communicate effectively, and motivation to become a physician assistant. It is highly recommended that
candidates shadow a PA in preparation for the interview phase of the admissions process. Each candidate will be notified by
mail of the committee’s decision shortly after the interview.
Neither the Office of Admissions nor the PA selection committee will discriminate against an “otherwise qualified” applicant
because of a disability. However, candidates are required to meet certain minimum academic and technical standards, which
are included within this application.
DIRECTIONS FOR FRESHMEN APPLICANTS:
High school students applying for admission to the freshman class must have a combined (math and critical reading) SAT score
of at least 1100 or an ACT score of 24, rank in the upper fourth of their graduating class and have a student average of at