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Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

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Julie Smith, PA-S, RD, LD, received one of the 14 PA Foundation Scholarships nationwide awarded by the PA Foundation.

Julie Smith

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PA Class 2020 Profile

Acceptance Rate

  • 2,005 applications received
  • 936 applications completed
  • 130 interviewed
  • 54 students accepted

White Coat Group

Student Characteristics

  • 5 dual degree (MPH/PA) students
  • 76% female, 24% male
  • 22% with a prior advanced degree
  • 27 years average age at matriculation (age range 21-37 years)

PA team

Healthcare & Community Service

  • 6,857 – average hrs of prior hands-on healthcare experience. Range 2,026 – 29,500 hrs
  • 1,664 – average humanitarian volunteer hours. Range 16-12,341 (more than 60 organizations)

Technical Standards


  • High-Risk Youth
  • AIDS Projects
  • Food Banks
  • Medical Missions
  • Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Mentors/Teachers
  • Red Cross

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