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Graduate Catalog 2012-13

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College of Allied Health Sciences

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Alan Gindoff, Chair, 4310K Health Sciences Building

MS in Physician Assistant

Physician assistant majors must pass all physician assistant core courses with a minimum numerical grade of 70 percent and an overall GPA of 3.0 for the semester. A student earning less than a grade of 70 percent or an overall GPA of 3.0 for the semester must petition the Department of Physician Assistant Studies for probationary continuation. A student must have completed a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization, must have completed the prerequisite requirements as listed below and must have a minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0 to be eligible to apply for admission into the professional phase of the physician assistant curriculum. Any exceptions must be approved by the department chair. All requirements for continuation in the graduate school must be met. The minimum requirement for the degree is 99 s.h. as follows:

Prerequisite Requirements: Courses to be completed prior to entering the program with at least a 3.0 GPA.
Chemistry: One full academic year
Genetics: One semester
Human Anatomy and Physiology: One full academic year
Medical Terminology: One semester
Microbiology: One semester
Psychology: One semester
Statistics: One semester
Core Courses: PADP 6000, 6010, 6020, 6030, 6040, 6050, 6150, 6200, 6210, 6220, 6250, 6500, 6650, 6680, 6800, 6810, 6850, 6980. To continue to the clinical portion of the curriculum, the student must successfully pass all didactic courses listed above with an overall 3.0 GPA and no more than 6 s.h. of Cs.

Clinical Courses: PADP 6310, 6320, 6330, 6340, 6350, 6360, 6370, 6380, 6390, 6395.