Composite (TBA)
Accepted Student Demographics
Class Size (30 Students) 20% Male

80% Female

26% Male

74% Female

Average Age 26.7 Years 25 Years  
Outside Illinois 17% 26%  
Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine 17% 17%  
Military Veterans 7% 0%  
First Generation to Enroll in Higher Ed 20% 33%  
Accepted Student Academics & Experience
Average Science GPA 3.41 3.37  
Average Overall GPA 3.45 3.43  
Average GRE Score (Percentile) – Analytic 59% 64%  
Average GRE Score (Percentile) – Quantitative 48% 54%  
Average GRE Score (Percentile) – Verbal 54% 57%  
Health Care Experience 80% with >
2,000 Hours
66% with >
2,000 Hours
Average Health Care Hours 3,920 2,807  
Prior Graduate Degree 13% 20%  
Applicant Data
Total Applications Through CASPA 431 507  
Total Complete & Verified Applications Submitted Through CASPA 264 217  
Total Interviewed 86 (32.5%) 96 (44%)  
Applicants Underrepresented in Medicine¹ 4.7% 14%  
Applicants with Military Service 2.3% 1.3%  

¹The AAMC Executive Committee defines underrepresented in medicine as “those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.

“Underrepresented in Medicine Definition - Initiatives - AAMC.” Association of American Medical Colleges,


The Dominican University Physician Assistant Studies Program will graduate its founding class at the end of December 2018 and these students will be eligible to sit for the PANCE exam in compliance with the requirements of the NCCPA. When these PANCE scores are available, they will be posted on this website.

Accreditation Statement

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Dominican University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Dominican University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.