Statistics
2017–2018
Composite
2018–2019
Composite
2019–2020
Composite
2020–2021
Composite
Accepted Student Demographics
       
Class Size (30 Students) 20% Male

80% Female

26% Male

74% Female

27% Male

73% Female

27% Male

73% Female

Average Age 26.7 Years 25 Years 25 Years 25.6 Years
Outside Illinois 17% 26% 37% 37%
Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine 17% 17% 23% 20%
Military Veterans 7% 0% 0% 0%
First Generation to Enroll in Higher Ed 20% 33% 30% 33%
Accepted Student Academics and Experience
       
Average Science GPA 3.41 3.37 3.47 3.46
Average Overall GPA 3.45 3.43 3.56 3.52
Average GRE Score (Percentile) – Analytic 59% 64% 71% 62%
Average GRE Score (Percentile) – Quantitative 48% 54% 51% 47%
Average GRE Score (Percentile) – Verbal 54% 57% 51% 64%
Health Care Experience 80% with >
2,000 Hours
66% with >
2,000 Hours
66% with >
2,000 Hours
67% with >

2,000 Hours

Average Health Care Hours 3,920 2,807 3,696 3,622
Prior Graduate Degree 13% 20% 13% 0%
Applicant Data
       
Total Applications Through CASPA 431 507 438 400
Total Complete & Verified Applications Submitted Through CASPA 264 217 173 154
Total Interviewed 86 (32.5%) 96 (44%) 80 (46%) 69 (45%)
Applicants Underrepresented in Medicine¹ 4.7% 14% 11.6% 20%
Applicants with Military Service 2.3% 1.3% 0% 0%

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, www.aamc.org/initiatives/urm/

Accreditation Statement

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Dominican University Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by Dominican University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2030. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.