Allied Health Professions Overview- ExploreHealthCareers.org
Emergency Medical Technician
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
National Society of Genetic Counselors
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Information on physical therapist careers from APTA
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS)
PTCAS- Program Prerequisites
ARC-PA: PA Accredited Schools by State
PAEA Program Directory
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
Central Application Service for Physician Assistants CASPA
The following steps are highly recommended BEFORE applying:
1. Read through CASPA’s Instructions and FAQ and the Professional Code of Conduct. You are responsible for understanding this information BEFORE you start your CASPA application, and will be asked to state you understand and agree to these policies prior to submitting your CASPA.
2. Determine what types of references your PA programs require (ie. academic, clinical, PA, etc.) and contact your potential evaluators to ensure they are willing to complete a recommendation on your behalf.
3. Request official copies of transcripts to be sent to you to aid you in filling out the coursework portion of the CASPA application (these can NOT be the same ones later sent to CASPA).
4. Compose your personal essay in a word processor. Please note CASPA has a character limit of 5,000 characters, including spaces and line breaks.
5. Research your the deadline requirements for each PA program you are interested in applying to and note what is required for each deadline as this can greatly affect your timeline for submitting documents and completing your CASPA application.
6. Determine PA programs’ requirements regarding prerequisites, standardized tests scores, supplemental applications, foreign evaluations, etc. and ensure you meet their minimum requirements.