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Application process 2017-2018 (class of 2020)

The Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) PA Program participates in the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) and subscribes to the CASPA Admissions Code of Cooperation.

To be considered for admission to the Wake Forest School of Medicine PA Program, applicants must submit both a completed application through CASPA and a supplemental application to the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Applications for the WFSM PA Class of 2020 (entering June 2018) are available through CASPA beginning April 27, 2017. 

CASPA application deadline: September 1, 2017

To qualify for entrance into the Class of 2020, the CASPA application must be complete by September 1, 2017.

Early submission is highly encouraged. Applications that are complete by August 1, 2017 will be reviewed first and will receive priority in scheduling interviews. Note that all of the following elements must be submitted for the CASPA application to be complete: the CASPA application; all transcripts, payment, and two of three evaluations.

All materials for application except the WFSM PA supplemental application should be sent to CASPA.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores

All applicants MUST submit official scores for the GRE general test through CASPA using the WFSM PA Program Institution Code 5923. The GRE must be taken within five years of the application deadline. Applicants who have completed a Masters or a PhD degree in a health related field in the past ten years and cannot obtain GRE scores from ETS may submit GRE scores from institution granting their graduate level degree.

Wake Forest supplemental application deadline: October 3, 2017

When the CASPA application is complete and verified, applicants will receive instructions by email for completing the WFSM PA supplemental application. There is a $100 supplemental application fee.

The supplemental application fee is waived for certain individuals with extenuating circumstances who are eligible for the CASPA fee waiver.   Veterans and active duty U.S. military personnel are also eligible for the supplemental application fee waiver. In the payment section, simply select the option for fee waiver. Please note that service by a spouse, significant other, or family member does not qualify for fee waiver.

The CASPA application, official GRE scores submitted through CASPA and WFSM PA supplemental application must be received by our deadline of October 3, 2017 for an applicant to be considered for admission to the WFSM PA Class of 2020. 


Interviews will be offered to qualified applicants in the fall of 2017.  During interview day, candidates will meet faculty, staff and current PA students, participate in a demonstration of our inquiry-based learning curriculum and learn about financial aid options.  Applicants serving abroad with fixed duty commitments (military, Peace Corp etc.) may be allowed to interview beyond fall 2017 at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. 


Admitted applicants must submit a $1,000 deposit to hold their seat in the class. This deposit is applied to tuition and is non-refundable.

All requirements for the WFSM PA Program must be completed and verified prior to matriculation. 

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PA Studies Admissions

Phone: 336-716-4356
Fax 336-716-4432

Mailing Address:
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Department of PA Studies
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1006

525 Vine Street, Suite 540
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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