The August Chronicle reports that Georgia Regents and Albany State universities are teaming up on a program that would allow more former military medics and people of color to become PAs.
A satellite GRU PA program could be housed at Albany State, a historically black university, with about 40 students per class. Half the slots would be for medics and half would go to students from the area.
The current GRU program is very competitive: There were 348 applications for 40 positions in the 2012 class and 397 applicants for 44 slots in this year’s class. The new program’s admissions process would focus on real-world experience in addition to academics.
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