Health Care, Community Service, & Physician Assistant Shadow Experiences

Health Care Experience

Students must meet a minimum requirement of 250 hours, which can be met through observing/shadowing or participating in patient care (volunteer work is accepted) and must include a minimum of 20 hours shadowing an NCCPA-certified PA. 

Applicants are responsible for arranging their shadowing experience and will submit verification of health care hours form to the PA Department.

Community Service Experience

Students must meet a minimum of 20 hours of community service activity (volunteer work is accepted). Applicants are responsible for arranging their community service activity and will submit verification of community service hours form to the PA department.

Physician Assistant Shadowing Experience

Students must meet a minimum of 20 hours shadowing an NCCPA certified physician assistant. Applicants are responsible for arranging their shadowing experience and will submit verification of shadowing hours form to the PA department.