HWCOM MPAS receives hundreds of applications every year causing the selection process to be highly competitive for the 45 seats available in each class. The Admissions Committee reviews applications holistically and selects applicants who demonstrate an above-average proficiency in areas such as academic history, personal statement, letters of recommendation and medical experience/training to be considered for admission. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications when they have completed all the requirements for the HWCOM MPAS program. The program only reviews CASPA verified submissions and does not receive documentation submitted after verification of the CASPA application. Applications are reviewed continuously until the cohort is filled.Veterans and FIU students/alumni A3.13(a)
Favorable consideration for admission is given to applicants who are Veterans and/or have graduated or will be graduating from Florida International University.
- All veterans and Florida International University students/alumni who meet or exceed the program’s requirements and selection factors will be granted an interview and an opportunity to earn acceptance into the program.
- All applicants should understand that acceptance into a physician assistant program is an extremely competitive process. An interview does not constitute or guarantee acceptance.
Additional preferences, such as, ranked higher, will be given to all applicants who demonstrate the following attributes and experiences.
- Applicants from underrepresented populations and those whose backgrounds correspond to (CASPA) socioeconomic indicators.
- Applicants who have direct health care experience serving disadvantaged populations.
- Applicants who have rural health care experience.
The program does not grant advanced placement credits to students for courses required within the MPAS curriculum. Advanced placement credits may be accepted for MPAS prerequisite courses.Experiential Learning Credit A3.13(c)
The MPAS program does not grant credit for prior experiential learning (i.e., experience working in the field of physician assistant practice or related health care experience).Transfer Credit A3.13(c)
The MPAS program does not accept transfer credit from other institutions of higher education for courses required within the MPAS curriculum. Transfer credits may be accepted for MPAS prerequisite courses.