Pre-Physician Assistant

PharmacyMercer University undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career as a physician assistant are considered to be on the "pre-physician assistant" or "pre-PA" track.  Pre-PA is not an academic major; students on the pre-PA track must declare and work towards an academic major and minor>> as they fulfill the admission requirements for their preferred PA graduate program(s).  High-achieving, first-time college students interested in accelerating their preparation for PA school may seek participation in one of the Accelerated Special Consideration Programs (ASCP) described in detail on the Special Consideration Programs web page>>.

Students should note that the prerequisite for all introductory science courses (chemistry, biology, and physics) is "calculus-readiness" (competency in mathematics at or above the pre-calculus level). Students planning on following a pre-health professions track are therefore advised to take mathematics in high school at least through the pre-calculus level.

 

Pre-PA Track Advising Resources

Current Mercer Students

Students enrolled at Mercer who are following one of the pre-health professions tracks should enroll in the "MercerPreHealth" advising course on Canvas>>.

Information about all of the pre-professional tracks at Mercer-Macon can be found on the web pages of the Office of Academic & Advising Services>>.