Physician Assistant Admissions Process

All MMC PA Sciences Program applications are processed through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). CASPA is designed to streamline the application process allowing an applicant to submit one standardized application containing the required information for submission to multiple programs. Please read all application instructions provided by the CASPA application services. To review details about the CASPA application process or to check the status of your CASPA application, visit the CASPA PORTAL.


Sample Application process:

  1. Create CASPA login
  2. Complete CASPA Application
  3. Submit supporting documents – Official transcripts – Personal statement – 3 letters of recommendation. The letters should include: one (1) from a Physician Assistant (PA) and two (2) from a healthcare provider or graduate or undergraduate educator. Letters of reference must be current, no older than one (1) year old.
  4. A supplemental application and fee of $75.00 usd will be required of all qualified applicants. Applicants will be notified of the supplemental component upon verification of the CASPA application.

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Accreditation Status

The Meharry Medical College Physician Assistant Sciences Program has applied for Accreditation – Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The Meharry Medical College Physician Assistant Sciences Program anticipates matriculating its first class in August of 2022, pending achieving Accreditation – Provisional status at the March, 2022 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation – Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.