The University of Utah Physician Assistant Program (UPAP) is accredited by ARC-PA, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. UPAP is a full-time program that begins each summer semester (early May) and spans 27 months over seven continuous semesters. Part-time or interrupted attendance is not an option, and no online classes are offered. Requests for advance placement are not considered. Accepted candidates must complete all curricular components of the program. Graduates of the program receive an MPAS, Master of Physician Assistant Studies.
2020 Application Year:
April 30th - Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) opens.
July 30th - Last day to take the CASPer test.
August 1st - Last day to submit the CASPA application, 11:59 pm EST.
August 1st - Healthcare experience aquisition deadline (2020 exception: 1500 hours)
August 12th - CASPer test distribution deadline
September 1st - CASPA application verification (processing) deadline.
September 1st - CASPer scores submission deadline.
Mid-October - Interview status notification sent via e-mail.
Interview dates (virtual):
Monday, November 9th
Friday, November 13th
Monday, November 16th
Friday, November 20th
Acceptance status and alternate rankings will be announced in late November.
Orientation and classes begin Monday, May 10, 2021