Apply to the IBJI PA Program

Requirements, Selection Criteria, and Application Process

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of an ARC-PA-accredited physician assistant program and be eligible for (or have passed) the NCCPA board exams. Residents must apply for an Illinois license at the time of their acceptance into the program.

Selection Criteria

Residents will be selected on the basis of the following:

  • Academic records from their physician assistant program
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from their PA program director, the other from a physician or PA preceptor)
  • A personal interview
  • A strong desire to pursue continued education in orthopedics


Rolling admissions process in place. Applications are taken year-round. To apply to the program, you may or complete the application electronically or download it to print and complete by hand. You can then mail or email the completed application to one of the addresses listed on the document.

Mailing Address

Dr. Patrick Knott, PhD, PA-C
Rosalind Franklin University PA Program
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064-3095

Direct Phone: (847) 578-8689

IBJI Post-Graduate Physician Assistant Residency Program Application

Download the PA Program Application

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