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Interview Day at Emory


The purpose of the interview day at the Emory PA program is to assure a good match between the program and the applicant while allowing applicants an opportunity to learn more about the program. Emory PA interviews are conducted in the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format used at many PA programs and Medical Schools in the US. The MMIs assesses communication skills, understanding of medical ethical issues or health policy, problem solving, maturity, attitudes and interpersonal skills. The MMIs are not used to assess applicant’s medical knowledge. In addition to the MMI, applicants will interact with didactic and clinical year PA students who will share information about student life. There is devoted time for questions and a tour of Emory’s campus. The interview day begins at 7:30 am with check-in and ends at 3:00 pm.

The Emory PA program has a rolling admission process. The admission team will contact applicants within 1 month of the interview to share the admission committee’s decision to 1) offer a position in the incoming class, 2) place the applicant on the waiting list, or 3) release the applicant from consideration. Applicants offered a position have two weeks to accept and make a $1,000 deposit that will be applied to the first semester’s tuition. Candidates on the waiting list are ranked and will be offered positions based on availability after all interviews are completed. Waitlist candidates who have been offered a position will have two weeks to accept the position and make the $1,000 deposit.


Students accepted into the Emory PA Program may apply for a one-year deferment by writing to the Director of Admissions before the beginning of orientation week. The Admission Committee will review each case and decisions are made on an individual basis. Students whose deferment request has been granted must meet with the Director of Admission no later than April 1st to discuss requirements for re-admission into the program. Those students not granted deferment must reapply to the program through CASPA.


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