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Physician Assistant Advantage

What is the benefit?

The Physician Assistant Advantage Program guarantees you an interview with the Physician Assistant Studies program.

To qualify for the Physician Assistant Advantage Program, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • The student has graduated from Wingate University or is anticipated to graduate from Wingate University before June 15 of the matriculation year.
  • The student has a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher AND an overall science GPA of 3.2 or higher at the time of application.
  • The student has a cumulative GRE score (Verbal + Quantitative) of 300 or greater.
  • All prerequisites are completed before Jan. 15 of the matriculation year.
  • The student meets all other admissions criteria and has completed their application through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) portal.
  • CASPA application is submitted before Sept. 15 of the year prior to matriculation. 
    • Applicants with CASPA submission later than Sept. 15 may be offered an interview if there are available slots, but this is not guaranteed.

Please note, the Wingate PA Advantage does NOT guarantee acceptance into the Wingate PA Program.  Applicants that meet the above criteria are guaranteed an interview, and if successful, may be offered a seat in the program.

Meeting these criteria will guarantee the student an interview with the PA program in his/her senior year during the regular interview cycle. By obtaining a satisfactory interview score, the student will receive an official notice of admission. Admission is provisional until the student has successfully completed all requirements for graduation and all PA Advantage requirements.

Wingate students and graduates who do not meet the PA Advantage standards at the time of their application may still apply to the PA program through normal admissions channels.

Use the button below to apply to Wingate and indicate your interest in the Physician Assistant Advantage Program by selecting "Pre-Physician Assistant" as your intended course of study.


Explore the PHysician Assistant program

"My time at Wingate University earning my B.S. in biology greatly prepared me for success in the Physician Assistant Program. The smaller class sizes gave me the individual learning opportunities that helped me achieve my PA school goal. I was able to attend a class field trip to Tennessee with Dr. Alison Brown for hands on physical exams on pregnant cows. I chose to continue my education with Wingate PA Program because I knew this program continues Wingate’s trend of rigorous courses with professors that are invested in your success."



JoAnn Smith
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