The Mercyhurst University Physician Assistant Program defines diversity as including the following five main categories:

  1. Underrepresented Minorities in Healthcare
  2. Age
  3. Veteran
  4. Economically Disadvantaged
  5. Educationally Disadvantaged

Mercyhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages qualified candidates from diverse groups to apply.  The Mercyhurst University Department of Physician Assistant Studies promotes diversity and inclusion and is committed to effectively educating and caring for our increasingly diverse student and patient populations. 

Reported Diversity Among 2019-2020 Verified CASPA Applicants for Mercyhurst University PA Program

Verified Applicants (Total: 186 Students)Verified Applicants (Total: 186 Students)    
Underrepresented Minorities in Healthcare16 (8.6%)
Age15 (8.1%)
Veteran Status2 (1.1%)
Educationally Disadvantaged47 (24.7%)
Economically Disadvantaged14 (7.5%)