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5-years BS/MS Physician Assistant Programs

J2H239J2H239 252 replies10 threads Junior Member
edited December 2018 in Careers in Medicine
My D19 was fortunately admitted to the following 5-years BS/MS Physician Assistant Programs. If possible, could you please help me by giving your suggestions to her? Thanks for your time in advance.

Universities:. 2019-2020 Net Prices (after Scholarships/grants/Federal loans)

1. DeSales University. 23500

2. Gannon University. 22800

3. Saint Francis University. 24500

4. Seton Hill University. 18900

edited December 2018
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  • fleishmo6fleishmo6 553 replies29 threads Member
    Congrats, my daughter is in the same process now. She too was accepted to a group of schools but none are the same as yours. I would suggest that you find out from each school the percentage of students who start in the program that actually get seats in the Masters portion. We found that there are large differences amongst the schools.
    Also ask about the merit awards, do they continue in the 4th year or does it stop once the Masters portion starts.
    Best of luck
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  • J2H239J2H239 252 replies10 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    Thanks for your prompt responses. All merit-based scholarships are for 4 years (8 semesters).

    If she maintains a GPA including sGPA (DSU 3.0; GU 3.0; SFU 3.2; SHU 3.2), she will get the seat at the professional phase, 4th and 5th years. All schools admitted the limited numbers of students. DSU 50; GU 58; SFU 55; SHU 41.

    She also got in King's College. However, KC may admit around 300 students, around 130 - 150 will enroll, but there are only 75 seats after 3 yrs. The competition amongst all peers will be brutal. She declined KC.
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  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown 8241 replies73 threadsForum Champion Brown Forum Champion
    edited January 2019
    I may be totally off base here but Seton Hall is the only one of those schools I’ve heard of so that + the cheapest seems like a no brainer to me.

    On 2nd thought I have heard of St. Francis. I’d still say Seton Hall
    edited January 2019
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  • KKmamaKKmama 3041 replies41 threads Senior Member
    One of the moms who posts occasionally has a son who loved Gannon. When he graduated he was accepted into a fellowship for neurology at a very well known hospital.

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  • J2H239J2H239 252 replies10 threads Junior Member
    edited March 2019
    Update: hopefully, the information will assist others in the near future...

    D19 was fortunately admitted to all the 5-yr BS/MS PA programs being applied for:

    Costs Scholarships/grants 2019 USNW Ranking

    Seton Hill Univ $$ +++ 64
    King's College $$$ ++ 108
    Saint Francis Univ $$$ ++ 37
    DeSales Univ $$ +++ (+++++D19) 46 will attend
    Gannon Univ $$ +++ 46
    Jefferson Univ $$$ ++++ 74
    Duq Univ $$$$ + 93

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  • artloversplusartloversplus 8601 replies251 threads Senior Member
    edited March 2019
    The ranking of PA programs are totally different from the med school rankings. They rank the school using a 5 year PENCE(Equivalent to USMLE or COMLEX) passing rate. To everyone's surprise, Stanford did not have a good record, stands at around 91% whereas Rush has 100% passing rate, even Rosalind had a better passing rate at 97%.

    Some very low ranking college has high ranking PA program, Saint Francis in Dallas is one example. I am glad that my Alma Mater, a school is ranking around 200 in USNWR national U, is ranking pretty high in its PA program, also at 100%. For undergraduates, other than few programs, they almost take in anyone who can pay their COA.
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  • AkoolmomAkoolmom 13 replies1 threads New Member
    Can you post your kids' stats that made it to the 5 yr program & where they accepted the seat for PA? Thanks!
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  • heehwnheehwn 1 replies0 threads New Member
    I am also interested into applying these schools. But is Hofstra and NYIT any good?
    Which are the best schools but my sat score isn’t that good.
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