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Program Policies

Graduation Requirements 

In order to graduate from UT's physician assistant medicine program, students must complete the following requirements: 

  • Earn a passing grade, defined as a "C" or better in each required course/clinical rotation 
  • Earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of graduation  
  • Demonstrate successful completion of a summative evaluation, which includes:
    • Comprehensive written examination
    • Objective structured clinical exam (OSCE)
    • Professional behavior assessment
  • Pay all outstanding balances, including tuition, program/University fees and any imposed fines  

Advanced Placement 

The physician assistant medicine program does not offer advanced placement. 

Student Employment 

Training to become a physician assistant demands a full-time commitment. Due to the rigorous nature of the curriculum, it is recommended that students not engage in outside employment. If a student chooses to work during the academic year, the work schedule must not interfere with class performance or clinical rotation schedules.

Withdrawal and Refunds 

See Billing and Payment Information for UT's policy on withdrawal and tuition refunds. 

A complete list of student policies will be located in the UT and PA student handbooks.