Only first-semester freshman are eligible to declare the Chatham University Pre-Physician Assistant option at Slippery Rock University and these students must select this specialization at the time of application. Freshman whose first semester is in the spring term may select this specialization, however, these students will be out of sequence for courses and thus may require more time to complete the prerequisite course work before making application to the graduate program. Continuing students may not add this speciaalization.
Only those students whose major is Athletic Training, Biology, Exercise Science, or Public Health may declare this graduate program option.
The two students who will be selected for the guaranteed seats in the Chatham University Physician Assistant Program will be identified by a committee comprised of Slippery Rock University faculty. Students will make application to both the SRU Physician Assistant Selection Committee and Chatham University’s MPAS program. The SRU committee will notify Chatham of the selected students. Application to the SRU Physician Assistant Selection Committee is not a guarantee that the student will be granted a seat at Chatham University. Students who are not selected by the SRU Physician Assistant Selection Committee still have the option to apply independently. Any student who wishes to apply whether in the Pre-Physician specialization or not may do so independently as well and compete in the general pool of applicants for seats in the Chatham Program.