Please click on each question heading below to learn more about the Boston University Physician Assistant curriculum.
Does the BU PA program recognize advanced placement (AP) credit?
We accept Advanced Placement (AP) credit for General Biology only.
Does the BU PA program offer advance placement or advanced standing for previously completed course or professional work?
In rare circumstances, on a case-by-case basis, we may approve advanced standing for certain course work.
Where are the clinical rotations and do I need a car?
The rotations have been chosen to represent practice as a PA in a variety of settings, specialties and geographic locations. Most rotations are within a 50-mile radius of downtown Boston. We expect each BU graduate will have experience caring for a diverse patient population as well. You will need a car both to travel to sites that are not reachable by public transportation and for safe commuting when you are on call or working odd hours.