Seton Hill's Physician Assistant Program Admissions Committee reviews all applications for the combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Programs. Selected applicants are invited for an interview on campus with program faculty members and alumni. The interview process includes standard interview questions, a communication exercise, and a writing assessment. The interview process takes one-half day to complete.
How to Succeed at the Program Interview
Our program receives hundreds of applications from qualified prospective students for a small number of available seats. To improve your chances of being placed in one of those seats, you must prepare for the interview. Here is a list of items that will prepare you and give you an edge in the interview process:
- Research Seton Hill University and read the Physician Assistant Program web pages.
- Attend a Seton Hill University Physician Assistant Program Information Session - this is especially important for high school applicants.
- Research the profession. (Some websites that will help: American Academy of Physician Assistants, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistant Education Association)
- Research possible interview questions and think about your responses.
- Talk with physician assistants.
- Think about why you want to be a physician assistant.
- Get adequate sleep the night before your scheduled interview.
- Arrive early for the interview.
For More Information
If you have questions about the application process or the status of your application to the Seton Hill Physician Assistant Program, direct your questions to CASPA. If you have questions about prerequisites, deadlines, screening, interviews, and Seton Hill's selection process, or would like to speak to a Seton Hill faculty member, please call (724) 552-4355 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.