International applicants are those who are citizens of any foreign country (including Canada) who do not hold a United States permanent resident visa (green card). Permanent resident visa status is equivalent to U.S. citizenship for the purposes of our admission process and U.S. federal student loan programs.
International applicants are eligible to apply to the Tufts University School of Medicine Physician Assistant (TUSM PA) Program, but should be advised that we admit very few and give strong preference to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. We also give strong preference to applicants who have completed their undergraduate work at a U.S. college or university. The international students admitted to the TUSM PA Program are usually students who have earned bachelor's degrees in the United States.
Please note that any coursework completed outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). We will only accept evaluations done by WES. Evaluations performed by other companies will NOT be accepted. Their report should be submitted to CASPA.
Please note: Graduates of foreign medical schools will not be considered for this program.