Physician Assistant Admission Events

Samuel Merritt University at Lake Merritt in Oakland CA

A Note About Appointments

Due to the number of applications Samuel Merritt University receives for the Physician Assistant program, it is not possible for us to meet with each prospective student one-on-one. However, we want to make sure that you have ample opportunity to learn as much as possible about the PA program and Samuel Merritt University, and have an opportunity to have your questions answered. Currently, Samuel Merritt University offers the following opportunities for students to learn more about the program:

Preview Day Events

These half-day events include a presentation by program faculty, tours of the facilities, Q&A with current PA students, and a chance to get more information from various student services offices, including the Disability Resource Center, Veterans Services, and Academic Support Services, among others. Most importantly, learn more about the admissions process and what it takes to be a competitive applicant to Samuel Merritt University’s Physician Assistant program. All sessions will take place on the Oakland Campus.


Can’t make it to campus for an information session? Then check out our webinars. During these online sessions, we’ll cover the basic program information and dive into the admission requirements and application process. These 60-90 minute sessions are a great way to get your questions about admission and the program answered for the comfort of your own home. 

  • Wednesday, March 7 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 18 at 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 9 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 13 at 5 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, July 11 at 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 8 at 5 p.m.

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Students who need disability accommodations may request them by emailing email Elisa Laird-Metke at Please give as much notice as you can to allow time to set them up. Further information about the Disability Resource Center can be found here

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