International graduate requirements
International medical graduates who are interested in applying to the physician assistant program must complete the same admissions requirements and prerequisite course work as all other applicants. A foreign medical degree cannot currently serve in the place of prerequisite course work. In addition, all foreign transcripts must be verified by one of the Transcript Evaluation Services listed below.
All international graduates are required to complete all of the prerequisites at the college level from an accredited school in the U.S. All prerequisites must be completed at the time of the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants application. To review the admissions requirements and prerequisite course work for our nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs, please click on the links below:
Master of Science Degree Program – Nurse Practitioner Track
Master of Health Services Degree Program – Physician Assistant Studies
Visit the FAQ page for additional details about program requirements and prerequisites.
Transcript evaluation services
The program requires a professional transcript evaluation by an independent educational evaluating service from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.
Foreign transcript reports should be sent directly to the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants from the foreign transcript evaluation agency. Contact the foreign transcript evaluation service as early as possible. The services may take several weeks to process foreign transcripts, once received. The report must include a degree- equivalent evaluation and course-by-course equivalent evaluation. An original, sealed report must be submitted with the application. Please visit the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants website for more detailed information.
The following agencies provide foreign transcript evaluation services. The University of California does not endorse any of these agencies. This information is provided only as a possible source.
World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
New York, NY 10113-0745
Phone: (212) 966-6311
International Education Research Foundation
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
Phone: (310) 258-9451