COVID-19 Resources

Program Status

We will be accepting applications in CASPA when the application cycle opens on April 29, 2021. Students in our current cohorts are continuing to actively engage with our curriculum.

Our Response

The COVID-19 crisis demonstrates how critical it is to have patient-focused clinicians nationwide. As the country’s shortage of primary care physicians grows, YSM is bringing qualified health care practitioners to patients with Yale’s program, which blends online classes and coursework with in-person clinical rotations and three immersions on the Yale campus, enabling you to earn a physician assistant degree from YSM without relocating.

The PA Online Program will be accepting applications for the 2022 cohort when the CASPA application cycle opens on April 29, 2021. We invite you to apply to our program. If you have any program questions during what we know is an uncertain time for so many people, please reach out to your admissions counselor.

Students in our current cohorts are continuing to actively engage with our curriculum during the COVID-19 crisis. Our Online Campus has been the central hub for all program activities since our program launched. Therefore, students are continuing to access virtual classrooms and coursework and connect with their peers and instructors – as they have been doing all year.

Moreover, since the program began, YSM faculty have been working with our technology collaborator to turn traditional lectures into engaging online coursework. They therefore are skilled at online teaching and enjoy innovating with content and technology.


Are you still accepting applications to the Yale PA Online Program?

Once the application cycle opens in CASPA on April 29, 2021, applications will be accepted and processed. If you have concerns about completing application requirements at this time, please reach out to an admissions counselor.

Are online classes cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic?

No. All classes are running as scheduled.

What should I do if I am unable to secure letters of recommendation or official transcripts, or fulfill other admissions requirements?

If you are having difficulty securing required documentation, please contact an admissions counselor.