Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Admissions and Attrition

Competitive Admissions

Admission to the Emory PA Program is very competitive. Applicants on CASPA for the 2023 incoming PA class starting Fall 2021:

  • Total Applicants - 2,071
  • Total Completed - 958
  • Interviews 205 over 9 Zoom sessions
  • Dual Degree - 3 (class of 2024)
  • Deferral - 3 (class of 2024)
  • Total Class Size - 54

Attrition Rate

We are proud to have graduated 98% of our entrants in 2018 and 2020 and 94% in 2019.

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Class of 2023 Demographic Data*

Gender, age and diversity

# of students: 54
Male: 16%
Female: 84%
Average age: 26.1 (21 - 54)
Diversity URM: 35%
Veterans: 4%

Prior Advanced Degrees

Advanced Degrees (Masters or PhD): 18%
Dual Degree MPH-PA: 0

GPA and GRE scores

GPA
Cumulative: 3.63
Science: 3.65

GRE
Verbal: 154
Quant: 159
Analytical: 4.4

Experience and volunteer hours

Health Care Experience: 4,818 hours (Range - 2020 -20,800)
Humanitarian volunteer hours: 983 (Range - 0 - 9,701)

*Although the demographic data outlined represents the range of qualifications among accepted candidates, each application is evaluated on its individual merits. Evidence of academic potential, knowledge of the health care system, motivation, personal maturity, self-assurance, and good interpersonal skills weigh strongly in the admission decision.