Admissions Criteria

Applicant Prerequisites

  • Graduated or will graduate from a PA training program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Passed or be eligible to take the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification examination

Admissions Decisions

  • Holistic review process
  • The UKPA Academic Residency Program values academic acumen, leadership, lifelong learning, diversity and inclusion, ethical and professional behavior, advancement of medical knowledge and quality, safe, and accessible healthcare. To this end, we employ a holistic admissions process, wherein academic success, as well as personal attributes and experiences, are considered.