Each August, a new class of thirty-six students is admitted to the Yale Physician Associate Program. The Admissions Committee selects those candidates who show the most promise of becoming outstanding physician associates and fulfilling the mission of the Yale PA Program. We enroll intelligent, mature and highly motivated students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds who have the potential to become leaders in our profession.

All applicants (U.S. citizens and international) are admitted without regard to their financial circumstances, and financial aid enables admitted students to come to Yale. We review each application individually on its own merit and admission decisions are based on the evaluation of an applicant's academic record, personal statements, previous healthcare/hands-on patient care experience, GRE scores (Institution Code 3983), and a formal interview. Only applicants formally interviewed by the Yale University PA Program Admissions Committee will be considered for admission.

Admission to the Yale PA Program is quite competitive. For the Class of 2015, 1,100 applications were reviewed and 120 applicants were interviewed for the class of 36 students.

Applications are not accepted from graduates of domestic or foreign medical schools.

Admissions Virtual Fair

Physician Assistant Virtual Fair

Connect with the Yale PA Program admissions staff to learn more about our program and to ask questions.  Register for the Physician Assistant Virtual Fair by clicking on the image above.  We look forward to talking with you!

Getting Started
  1. Review the prerequisites
  2. Complete a CASPA application and our Supplementary Application
  3. Take the GRE and submit official scores to Yale PA Program via CASPA/ETS

See our "How to Apply" guide for step-by-step instructions and tips to help you through the application process.