How difficult is getting into PA school?

How hard is it to get into PA school? According to the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), PA school is quite difficult to get into. Of those total applicants, only about 31% matriculated into a physician assistant program.

Can I get into PA school with C’s?

Of course, the best way to maximize your chances of acceptance is to have only outstanding grades, but things happen, and it isn’t always possible. There is nothing about having a low grade (or two) that means you won’t be a great physician assistant. Any grade less than a ā€œCā€ in any other kind of course.

How competitive are PA residencies?

Very competitive residency programs may only enroll 1 to 2 students per year. Similar to the difficulty of choosing one PA program over another, it can be very challenging for a PA student or applicant to decide whether to take a job right out of school, or pursue more directed education in a specific sub specialty.