PA Admissions Corner

A Fresh Perspective on Graduate Health Science Admissions

We’ve gathered together years of insight to help PA Programs get the most out of their admissions process – helping you attract the best candidates.

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Understanding the Participants in the Admissions Process

Let’s get started on making your PA admissions program as good as it can be.

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Controlling the Admissions Cycle

Here we begin dividing the aspects of admissions and illustrating how to take control and make the most of your program’s resources.

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Controlling the Interview Process

Being in control of the interview process can come down to one major point: applicants are interested in programs that are interested in them.

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Controlling Applicant Ranking/Rubric

We look at three different areas where you can maintain control of the ranking rubric to ensure that the best applicants are selected for your program.

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Where Does Your Program Stand? State of the PA Industry

A look at the overall industry, how it’s changed, and some statistics that may surprise you.

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Struggles in Admissions Practices Part 1: Grade Inflation

Grading is a relative measurement, subject to plenty of tampering and interpretation from those doing the measuring.

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Struggles in Admissions Practices Part 2: Didactic Preparedness

How can you prepare for the possibility that your incoming students may not be as prepared as you thought?

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Struggles in Admissions Practices Part 3: Competition Among PA Programs

Competition among PA programs is a major factor affecting the admissions process and will only intensify in the coming years.

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Struggles in Admissions Practices Part 4: Competitive Analysis Exercise

Ask yourself these questions about how you stack up to other programs in your geographic area.

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Applicants Must Know, Like, and Trust You!

Time to discuss how your applicants perceive your PA admissions program, and how to use their perceptions to bolster your outcomes.

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Managing PA Admissions Personnel Part 1: Creating the Key Admissions Duty Timeline

Compare your program’s admission duties timeline to the national average, and find out what can be done to stay competitive, and focus your staff on the areas that need the most effort.

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Managing PA Admissions Personnel Part 2: Key Admissions Personnel and Skill Set Rating

How you assign your admissions department’s key duties is extremely important. First, you need a clear understanding of who your key admission personnel is and their duties and skillsets.