Saint Louis University

Physician Assistant Program

The SLU Physician Assistant Program is a continuous 27-month, seven-semester program with a rigorous didactic and clinical curriculum. The Master of Medical Science (M.M.S.) degree is awarded to those who successfully complete the curriculum. A total of 34 students are selected to begin the program each year.

There are two admission pathways available for those interested in applying:

  • Traditional Admission: Admission to the graduate level MMS Program is granted through a competitive process. Please visit the Traditional Admissions Page for details.
  • Pre-PA Scholars PAthway Admission: This pathway is only available to SLU sudents. Please visit the Pre-PA Scholars PAthway page for details.

Program Facts:

Degree offered: Master of Medical Science (MMS)

Total class size: 34

Physician Assistant Program curriculum

Length of Program: continuous 27 months, full-time

Start date: mid to late August

PANCE pass rate: 98 percent over the last five years

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