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Each August, a new class of forty 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.

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 completed applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and only applicants formally interviewed will be considered for admission.

Admission to the Yale PA Program is quite competitive. For the Class of 2024, 1029 applications were reviewed, and 169 applicants were interviewed for a class of 40 students.

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

Getting Started

Our next cohort will begin classes in August 2023. The deadline to apply for the 2022-23 admissions cycle is September 1, 2022.

  1. Review the prerequisites
  2. Take the GRE and submit official scores to the Yale PA Program via CASPA/ETS. The GRE Institutional Code is #3983.
  3. Complete a CASPA application and our Supplementary Application

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

COVID-19 Special Circumstances

Due to COVID-19 we recognize the need for some applicants to cancel or reschedule their exam. We are now accepting the in-home version of the GRE.

More information is on the ETS website.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Yale School of Medicine welcomes applicants regardless of documented or undocumented immigration status and endorses the values of the University as stated by President Peter Salovey in 2016:

Yale’s commitment to its students is long-standing, and I am dedicated to maintaining and strengthening the supports and resources we have in place. We admit students without regard to immigration status, and our financial aid policies assure that no student will be denied an education because of immigration status. These policies will continue.

If you have questions or concerns, please visit the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) website.