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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.

Application Process (2018-2019, Class of 2021)

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 WFSM PA Program, applicants must submit both a completed application through CASPA and a supplemental application to the WFSM. Applications for the WFSM PA Class of 2021 (entering May 2019) are available through CASPA beginning April 26, 2018. 

CASPA application deadline: September 1, 2018

To qualify for entrance into the Class of 2021, the CASPA application must be complete by September 1, 2018. Early submission is highly encouraged.

Note that all of the following elements must be submitted through CASPA for the CASPA application to be considered complete:

  • the CASPA application 
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores
  • all transcripts 
  • three reference letters
  • completed payment 

All materials for application except the WFSM PA Supplemental Application should be submitted through CASPA. 

Supplemental Application

Wake Forest supplemental application deadline: October 1, 2018

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 may be 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 military service by a spouse, significant other, or family member does not qualify for fee waiver. 

In order for an applicant to be considered for admission to the WFSM PA Class of 2021, the CASPA application, official GRE scores submitted through CASPA, and the WFSM PA supplemental application must be received by the deadline of October 1, 2018. 


Qualified applicants will be interviewed in the fall of 2018. During interview day, candidates will meet faculty, staff, and current PA students, participate in a demonstration of the Wake Forest PA inquiry-based learning curriculum, and learn about financial aid options. At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, applicants serving abroad with fixed duty commitments (military, Peace Corps, etc.) may be permitted to interview after the scheduled fall 2018 sessions.


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

Verification of Requirements

All requirements for the WFSM PA Program must be completed by published deadlines, as delineated in this information. The PA Program admissions office will then verify those requirements. If requirements cannot be verified by the start of classes, an applicant will not be eligible for admission and an admission invitation will be withdrawn.

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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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