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Program Requirements

All Applicants

1. Complete  application

2. Personal statement – no more than 2 pages, double-spaced

3. Transcripts from all universities/colleges attended

4. 3 letters of recommendation (one must be from program director, clinical coordinator or if greater than 2 years since graduation–most recent supervising/collaborating physician)

5. Healthcare provider (BLS), ACLS certificates through American Heart Association

6. In-person interview on UPMC campus 


1. Graduate of an accredited PA program or eligible for graduation at time of interview

2. PANCE certificate through National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

3. Active Pennsylvania physician assistant license (State Board of Medicine and State Board of Osteopathic Medicine)


1. Graduate of an accredited NP program (Master’s or Doctoral) or eligible for graduation at time of interview

2. Board certified (e.g. ANCC, AANP)

3. Active Pennsylvania nurse practitioner license


Program Completion

Upon completion of the program with satisfactory evaluations, residents will receive a departmental certificate of completion.