The mission of the PA program is to produce highly capable, compassionate PAs who deliver patient-centered care, make significant contributions to the health care community, and continually advancePA Program Wake Forest School of Medicine Class Profile the PA profession.

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine PA Program is composed of diverse groups of students whose individual characteristics comprise an extensive variety of life experiences, cultural backgrounds, academic studies, work history, volunteer exposures and leadership roles.

Class of 2024 Profile

Total Applicants Number Interviewed Number Accepted for PA Program
Number of Applicants 1304 207 139

All Students
Number of New Students 89
Average Age 26
Underrepresented in Medicine
Educationally Disadvantaged
Economically Disadvantaged
Military 3
Average Total GPA
Average Science GPA
Average Verbal GRE score
Average Quantitative GRE score 153
Average Clinical Hours (at time of application)

Updated HRSA Definition Underrepresented Minority (URM)
Someone from a racial or ethnic group considered inadequately represented in a specific profession relative to the representation of that racial or ethnic group in the general population.

For the purposes of the health professions, we consider people from these racial and ethnic backgrounds underrepresented:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Black or African American
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic (all races)

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