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Health Professions graduate programs at Drexel University
|Students Enrolled in Drexel University graduate programs : 10081|
Composition of students population for Physician Assistant
|Masters degree in Physician Assistant awarded to 76 students|
|Physician Assistant Graduate program Tuition for in state students||$34,155|
|Out of State Average Full Time Tuition for Physician Assistant Graduate Program||$34,155|
Physician Assistant Studies program
Master of Health Science Physician Assistant (PA) Program The Drexel University Physician Assistant Program provides graduates with a Master of Health Science degree. After successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). The physician assistant (PA) is a primary health care provider who, when graduated from an accredited program and nationally certified and state licensed, is eligible to practice medicine with the legal supervision of a physician. The primary goal of the PA Program is to develop graduates who are competent, caring physician assistants, possessing the skills of life-long learning needed to incorporate new knowledge and methods into their practices and to adapt to a changing medical environment. COMPLIANCE The College of Nursing and Health Professions has a compliance process that is required for all PA students. Some of these steps may take significant time to complete. Please plan accordingly. Statistics for the Class of 2020, matriculating in September 2018: Applications Received 1,753 Applicants Accepted 80 Average Overall GPA 3.63 Average Science GPA 3.59 Average Patient Contact Hours 2,915 Admission Requirements NEW for the 2018-2019 admissions cycle: All prerequisite courses required for admission must be completed in the United States Non-degreed applicants must have a minimum of 1,000 hours of direct patient contact experience at time of application Degree: If you do not have a bachelor degree from an accredited institution by the end of the spring semester prior to fall matriculation, 90 specific credit hours (135 quarter credit hours) are required. The list of courses can be found under Prerequisite Course Information below. GP A minimum grade point average of 3.0, at time of application as calculated by CASPA, is required for the following three (3) categories: overall GPA, science GPA, and non-science GPA. Applications will not be reviewed unless the applicant has attained these minimum requirements. Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be sent directly to CASPA. Non-United States-based educational institutional transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). Evaluation fees are the responsibility of the applicant and evaluations must be sent directly to CASPA. For details visit the CASPA website. Technical Standards: Applicants must meet the technical standards for admission, progression, and graduation from the Physician Assistant Program. Each applicant is expected to review completely the Technical Standards. Individuals unable to meet these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, are counseled to pursue alternate careers. Prerequisite Course Information Applicants may with some prerequisite coursework yet to be completed. In this case, applicants must indicate all courses that are either in progress or planned in the appropriate section of the CASPA application. Applications that do not list all prerequisite coursework (either as completed, in progress, or planned) will not be reviewed. The deadline for completing all prerequisite courses is the end of the fall academic term prior to expected matriculation to the PA program. Applicants may have no than two (2) remaining prerequisite courses in progress during the fall academic term prior to expected matriculation. The applicant having, at the time of initial application, prerequisite coursework either in progress or planned for completion no later than the end of the fall academic term prior to expected matriculation, may only be offered provisional acceptance. Full acceptance to the program will be offered after documentation by official transcript of successful completion of all in-progress or planned prerequisite coursework has been received by the Physician Assistant Program. Failure to provide official documentation by the deadline provided at the offer of provisional acceptance will result in the rescission of the provisional acceptance. Prerequisite coursework not completed by the end of the academic term as indicated will disqualify applicants from further consideration for admission. Courses may be completed online, provided that they are offered through an accredited college or university and the applicant receives college credit and a letter grade for the course(s). All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of B or higher in order to be accepted. Pending-Degree-Completion: Those who anticipate receiving their baccalaureate degrees no later than the end of the spring academic term prior to their anticipated matriculation in the PA Program. The provisional acceptance for a Pending-Degree-Completion Applicant who does not document the official awarding of an anticipated baccalaureate degree by the end of the spring academic term prior to anticipated matriculation will be rescinded, unless the applicant can demonstrate full compliance with all the prerequisite coursework requirements of a Non-Degreed Applicant by the end of the spring academic term prior to anticipated matriculation. Non-Degreed Applicants accepted into the PA Program will matriculate for the Master of Health Science degree, and are eligible for a Bachelor of Science degree after completing the didactic year curriculum. The provisional acceptance for a Non-Degreed Applicant who does not document on official transcripts the successful completion of all missing prerequisite or elective coursework by the end of the spring academic term prior to expected matriculation will be rescinded. Human Anatomy and Physiology with Labs (8 SCH): Regardless of the number of credits, the requirement is the complete study of the anatomy and physiology of all the major human bodily systems. Typically, this requires either two semester-long or three quarter-long courses with laboratory components to accomplish. Alternatively, a complete course in human anatomy with lab and a complete course in human physiology (with or without lab) may satisfy the requirement provided that together the two courses also constitute the complete study of the anatomy and physiology of all the major human bodily systems. Exercise Physiology does not satisfy this requirement. It is strongly recommended that anatomy and physiology coursework be completed within three to five years of application. Medical Terminology (1-3 SCH): This must be a course dedicated to medical terminology. For those seeking suggestions for additional elective courses to take, the following is offered for the applicant consideration and planning. Additional letters of recommendation (up to five) are encouraged by the program. Preferred references are from individuals who have been in a supervisory capacity over the applicant or academic instructors who have personal knowledge of the applicant.
Physician Assistant Department
While our program is one of the oldest in the nation, we are continually looking forward to cutting-edge research and advancements within this exciting field so that our graduates excel in the quickly growing PA job sector.
The Physician Assistant Department’s PA program, one of the nation’s oldest and largest, is pledged to providing students with the most current and finest preparatory training available. Employing continuous curricular analysis, assessment of the best clinical practices, and utilization of state-of-the art in educational technologies, program graduates are eminently prepared to undertake their roles as professional health care practitioners. The Physician Assistant profession is one of the fastest growing and highly regarded professions in the country. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has consistently ranked the profession among the 30 fastest growing occupations. We are committed to providing the education and training needed to enter this exciting job sector. We offer a Physician Assistant Master’s (PA) Program and a PA Post-Professional Master’s Program.
Master of Health Science Physician Assistant As a PA, you will complement the practice style of the supervising physician or physicians.
The PA Post-Professional Master Program Receive personalized professional development through an adult learner model.
Post-Master Certificate in Geriatrics Designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of Physician Assistants in clinical geriatrics.
Scholarships and financial aid available for Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant Post-Professional Master Program
The Physician Assistant Post-Professional Master program provides graduate education courses as a basis for personalized, professional development within the student selected area of study. The goal of the program is to enhance basic physician assistant skills and to mentor students in areas of study beyond what is offered by entry-level physician assistant programs.
Tuition and Fee Rates: Please visit the Drexel MHS in Physician Assistant Post-Professional Master Program tuition page.
Anna Schlupp, a student in the graduate nutrition program, presented at the Annual Meeting for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine in Seattle, WA on March 21, 2018.
Nutrition science graduate student Kira Sy has been selected to receive the 2018 Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Diversity Scholarship Award.
Joseph Stanzione, PhD student in Nutrition Sciences, has been selected for a 2017 to 2018 Teck-Kah Lim Graduate Student Travel Award. This award provides a travel subsidy to encourage graduate student participation in prestigious academic meetings and conferences nationwide. Stanzione will present at the American Society for Nutrition in Boston in June 2018.
Physician Assistant is projected to grow 37 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for all occupations Median pay for Physician Assistant in 2018 was 101480$. The number of jobs were 104050.
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