Pre-Physician Assistant Application Resources

The Health Professions Office has compiled a variety of resources for pre-physician assistant applicants for each step of the application process, from research to application and interviews.

Research Physician Assistant Programs Before You Apply

Application Services

Texas Schools Requiring Secondary Applications

Some health professions schools require secondary applications to be completed in addition to the primary application.

  • Applications are not considered complete until the secondary application is submitted!
  • Most secondary applications require an additional fee and the majority of secondary application fees are non-refundable. Please check and confirm the cost with the school as costs range from $25-$60.  

Letters of Reference

Letters of reference are key pieces to your Physician Assistant program application. Each application has its own way of collecting letters and types of letters vary from school to school. Check with the application service you are using for additional details. If you are applying to multiple Physician Assistant programs check with each program to see what letters they want or need.

Personal Statements

The personal statement is a critical component of your application to PA school, as the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations, and values.

Prepare for Your Interview

It is important to professionally and properly represent yourself to an admissions committee, from what to wear to anticipating what questions might be asked.