The below video series provides helpful information on how prospective physician assistant (P.A.) applicants can prepare a strong graduate school application. The presenters in this series include faculty, program directors and alumni who provide their experience and insights to help you master each step.

Writing your personal statement

Applying to a graduate health professions program can be overwhelming. Check out our student, alumni and faculty advice on how to approach this critical part of the application.

Requesting letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation are also an important component of your graduate program application. You need to develop these relationships well in advance of requesting the letter. Watch students, alumni and faculty discuss how to connect with potential recommenders and build those relationships.

Gaining clinical experience for a P.A. graduate program

Clinical experience is required to apply to a P.A. program. But how do you gain clinical experience if you don’t already have connections? Hear from UC Davis students, alumni and faculty describe what counts as clinical experience and how to find these clinical opportunities.

For additional application information, visit our P.A. admissions page, the P.A. FAQ page and the CASPA Applicant Help Center.