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The Physician Assistant Studies program finds the personal interview to be a necessary and important component to the admission process. Selected candidates will be required to meet with the PA Program Admissions Committee. The faculty looks for such personal attributes as maturity, empathy and compassion, motivation, ability to communicate, cultural sensitivity, critical thinking skills and the potential to achieve career fulfillment within the PA role. Interviews will be conducted virtually will provide the candidate and faculty an opportunity to discuss the program objectives and the student’s goals, objectives, and the rationale for choosing the PA profession and the program at the University of Pittsburgh. See below for interview dates for the upcoming CASPA cycle.

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Interview Days

Interviews will be held this summer and fall for seats in the class that will start in January 2022 (spring term). The following dates will be offered:

          Tuesday - July 6, 2021
          Tuesday - July 20, 2021
          Tuesday - September 14, 2021
          Tuesday - November 16, 2021

Individuals offered a seat in the Physician Assistant Studies program, will be required to complete a criminal background check and a health assessment. Failure to complete this process and submission of documents on or before the deadline given will result in forfeiture of your seat.