Recruit and Retain

Recruit and retain qualified applicants from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

When surveying our accepted candidates, we identified the following variables as most influential in their decision to attend Case Western Reserve University.

What influenced CWRU PA program applicants to attend chart.

Clinical curriculum/affiliation and Medical school affiliation were the two biggest influences for applicants to attend CWRU Physician Assistant program. 

Our Physician Assistant program recruits and retains applicants of diverse backgrounds and experiences. We strive for and have achieved a mix of gender, age, and ethnicity. Our students hail from all over the country with strong representation, as expected and desired, from within Ohio. They possess a myriad of educational backgrounds and come to the program with a wide variety of clinical exposure and community service.

PA program applicant gender chart.

Applicants for CWRU Physician Assistant program were 75% female and 25% male. 

Age range charts of PA applicants.

The Class of 2019 had more applicants in the 20-25 age range than the Class of 2018. This trend was the opposite with the 26-30 age range with the Class of 2018 having more applicants than the Class of 2019. The number of applicants in the 31-35 and 36-41 age range were the same. 

Ethinicity of PA applicants.

White and Asian-Pacific Islander ethnicities had the highest percentage of applicants for the Physician Assistant program in 2018 and 2019.  

Patient care experience of applicants chart.

The Class of 2018 and 2019 had experience in a variety of medical related fields. The largest percentage were Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants and PCT.  

Geographic distribution of PA applicants.

The Class of 2019 had the highest percentage of applicants from Ohio followed by the Midwest. The Class of 2018 had the highest percentage of applicants from the West and Northeast.  

PA applicant degrees chart.

It is more common for CWRU Physician Assistant applicants to have a Bachelors Degree before completing the program. 

GRE comparision chart.

The average GPA of the entering student increased between the first and second cohort as did the GRE percentiles. 

GPA comparison chart.

 The Class of 2019 had higher GPAs than the Class of 2018. 

Patient care and community service comparison chart.

The Class of 2018 had a higher amount of Patient Care Hours than the Class of 2019. Both classes had the same amount of Community Service Hours.