PA Entry-Level: Application Process

For an application, contact:

Address: CASPA
PO Box 9108
Watertown, MA 02471
Website: CASPA website
Phone: 1-617-612-2080

We have a rolling admissions process which begins when the CASPA application portal opens in mid-April. Application review starts in May. Interviews are offered on a first-come first-served basis until all available seats are filled. When all interview spots are full we no longer review applications. The application closes on CASPA on October 1st. PLEASE, do not send any transcripts, resumes or letters of recommendations directly to the program.  Everything must come directly from CASPA. 

All applications are carefully reviewed by the program's admissions committee. Selected applicants are invited for personal interviews. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, nor does it guarantee an interview. Each candidate is evaluated based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, academic achievement, references, demonstrated concern for others, motivation and quality of past health care experience.

All applicants are required to complete a supplemental applicationThe link to the supplemental application is located on the CASPA website under program materials. Applicants are not considered complete until the supplemental application has been received. Please do not contact the program to request a supplemental application.

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The Stony Brook PA Program has received approval from the ARC-PA to have a group of 25 students at the StonyBrook-Southampton campus for the majority of their pre-clinical education and 45 students on the Stony Brook Health Sciences Center campus. The Stony Brook Southampton PA students will join current School of Health Technology and Management students in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, and Applied Health Informatics on a campus designed to meet the needs of graduate students in challenging health disciplines. The library and other academic buildings have been renovated using leading edge technology that blends in with the natural surroundings of the campus and community.  Stony Brook is working with the community of Southampton to build a new state-of-the-art Southampton Hospital on the campus which will be part of the learning environment for future PA Students.

When students interview they will be asked to indicate whether they would prefer a seat in the Southampton group, the Health Sciences Center group, or if either location is acceptable.  Students will be placed based on their preference in the order seats are offered.  Once all seats are full at either location, students will be offered a seat at the remaining campus location.

All students take Anatomy and the Professional Practice Issues course together at the Stony Brook HSC in the summer, then the Southampton students begin fall classes in a newly renovated space on the Southampton campus dedicated to the PA Program.  Faculty at each location will teach both groups of students simultaneously for lecture-based sessions via live interactive video teleconferencing (in either direction).  Small group or “lab” sessions will have dedicated faculty at each location.  We anticipate the entire class at both locations will have combined experiences 1-2 times each month at either campus. Campus bus services will provide transportation for these activities for students who wish to take advantage of this service.

All students will have similar required clinical experiences across a range of sites on Long Island and in New York City, with the Southampton group having more experiences in Suffolk County.

Some of the other reasons to consider Stony Brook for your Physician Assistant education can be found here.


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