PCAP Primary Care Associate Program

Application Request and Process

All applications are prescreened to determine that clinical and academic prerequisites have been met.  Complete applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee.  Based on this review, selected applicants will be invited to a validation session. Final class selection is made after the validation session. Frequently, the most competitive applicants are those that have surpassed the minimum academic and clinical requirements.  Feedback to unsuccessful applicants is limited because of staff availability.  Confidentiality issues prohibit giving feedback by telephone.

A background screening will be conducted, if you are accepted into the Program.


The Primary Care Associate Program (PCAP) has transitioned to the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). Our application cycle is now open and the deadline to submit all necessary information will be extended to October 1, 2015. In order to be considered you must:

  1. Complete the CASPA application: https://caspa.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login
  2. Complete the Supplemental Application for the Stanford-Foothill College PCA program, and mail directly to the Program by October 1, 2015.

    Note: Personal statement is to be 5,000 characters NOT words.

Any information needed regarding the CASPA process should directed to their website or through email (caspainfo@caspaonline.org) or by calling 617-612-2080.

The Supplemental Application should be sent directly to the PCA program along with a cashier’s check or money order in the amount of $50 and made payable to Stanford University.
PCAP – Application
1215 Welch Road, Mod G
Stanford, Ca 94305-5408

All pre-requisites must be completed by the application deadline of October 1, 2015. There are no exceptions. Please visit our program pre-requisites web page for more information.

For International Medical Graduates: Applicants with foreign degrees that are awarded equivalency of a Bachelor’s degree are not required to meet the General Education Pre-requisites. These applicants will not be eligible to apply for the Associate of Science degree from Foothill College unless the General Education requirements are completed and evaluated. These applicants can still apply and if admitted can complete the PA training and earn a Certificate. You must still have your transcripts evaluated and translated by an independent educational evaluating service based in the United States.

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