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Helpful Resources for UT Students Pursuing Admission to a Physician Assistant Program

As a pre-PA student, the application process for medical school will be very competitive. Start off by giving yourself the best academic foundation possible, by proactively taking advantage of the great resources on campus! 

UT Academic Resources:

The Math Place:  

The Chemistry Tutorial Center: parents/tutorial-center/  

Chemistry Department Tips for First Year Students:

Academic Success Center:   

One on One Academic Coaching:

Vol Study Center: center/  

UT Libraries: 

Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center:

Non-UT Academic Resources:  

Study Techniques for Pre Medical Students – Johns Hopkins Pre-Health Advising:

UT Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration (CCDAE):  

CCDAE Industry: Health and Wellness:

CCDAE Health Professions: healthcare/

UT Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URF): 
URF home:
URF Getting Started in Research:
URF Awards and Fellowships Overview:

Key Pre PA Resources for Students  

Exploration and Career Searching via Explore Health Careers: 

UTK Arts and Sciences Pre Health Advising: students/pre-health/ 


The American Academy of PA’s (AAPA):

Become a PA:

What is a PA:


The PA Education Association (PAEA):

General Information on PAs and PA Education: help/advisors

Applying to a PA Program:

General Info – What is a PA?: help/advisors/what-is-a-pa 

The PA Application Process: help/advisors/caspa-application-checklist

PAEA Program Report with 2018 – 2019 program and matriculant data:

PAEA Research – Student Report 5 Data from 2021 matriculants: 20230628.pdf


CASPA for PA Programs:

CASPA Applicant Guide 2023 – 2024: content/uploads/2023/04/CASPA-Applicant-Guide-23-24_-FINAL-1.pdf

CASPA Applicant Help Center:


PA-CAT Application Guide:

PA-CAT Study Guide: CAT-Study-Guide.pdf

PA-CAT Participating Programs: participating-programs