Essay Questions

All Applicants (Except Physician Assistant)

Completion of an optional essay is highly recommended and is used by the admissions committee to achieve a higher level of understanding of what makes you a unique applicant. Essays should not exceed 500 words. Please choose one of the following topics:

  1. What experiences influenced you to apply to D'Youville College?
  2. What factors motivated you to pursue your intended major?
  3. What experience in your past has shaped you into the person you are today? Describe the experience and how it has impacted your life. 

Physician Assistant Applicants (Only)

You are required to answer each of the following questions (below). Essays should not exceed 750 words. Please answer all of these questions in your essay:

  1. Why have you chosen the physician assistant profession over other healthcare professions? 

  2. Describe what makes you distinctly qualified to pursue the physician assistant professional degree at D'Youville College. 

  3. Identify the methods you used to research the physician assistant profession.

  4. Provide examples of how you found the physician assistant profession to be different from other healthcare professions.


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