Wake Forest University Pa Program

Last Updated on December 28, 2022

We strive to produce highly capable, compassionate physician assistants who deliver patient-centered care, make significant contributions to the healthcare community, and continually advance the PA Profession. Our educators use innovative instructional methods to foster self inquiry and problem based learning, inspire an appreciation for diversity and interprofessional collaboration, and promote leadership development. Vision Statement: To create a future generation of leaders for the PA Profession. 


Accreditation StatusContinuing
 Winston-Salem, NC
Degrees Offered: Masters
Distance & Online Learning: 
Bachelor Degree: Required
Class Duration: 24 months
Class Capacity: 88 students
On-Campus Housing: Not Available
Decision Criteria: Decisions are based on a combination of strength of academic record, performance on the GRE, personal references, written personal statement, a personal on-campus interview, previous healthcare experience and a variety of non-cognitive traits.
Seat Deposit: $1,000
Supplemental Application: Yes
International Students: Not Accepted
TOEFL: Not required
Recommendation letters: 3


CASPA Participant? Yes
Application Deadline: September
Deadline Type: Completed – The application must be submitted and all transcripts, payments, and at least two letters of reference must be received by CASPA by the deadline date.


Resident $85,000
Nonresident $85,000


Overall GPA No minimum
Prerequisite GPA No minimum
Science GPA No minimum





Minimum 1000 hours
Paid experience with hands-on patient care
Volunteer experience with hands-on patient care

wake forest pa school acceptance rate

Admissions Statistics

  • Overall GPA – 3.70 (Minimum 3.2)
  • GRE Test Scores:
    • Verbal – 78th Percentile (Minimum 153)
    • Quantitative – 74th Percentile (Minimum 144)
    • Analytical Writing – 54th Percentile (Minimum 3.5)
  • Healthcare Experience, Patient Care Experience Not Required
  • Tuition: $39,733 (Year 1)

About Baylor College of Medicine’s PA Program

Ranked 3rd in the country by U.S. News & World Report and 1st in Texas, Baylor’s physician assistant program is focused on a diversity of clinical settings, strong faculty, and a curriculum that leverages all of the resources of Baylor College of Medicine. There is a service-learning requirement that provides students with early exposure to underserved members of the Houston community and the social and medical issues common to linguistically isolated communities.

Averaging a 3.27% acceptance rate, admission to the program is highly competitive.  Baylor seeks individuals with a broad educational background, so they do not require an undergraduate or graduate degree in the sciences. However, applicants must demonstrate the ability to handle scientific concepts, complete all prerequisites, and demonstrate academic achievement. Patient care hours are not required at this time but are considered as supplemental experience.

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