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  • Physician Assistant Des Moines University Program: Master’s of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies and Physician Assistant Certificate Admission Requirements: Prerequisite courses: -Biology: 16 hours -Human Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology and an upper level course, all with labs. -Chemistry: 16 hours -A semester of General, Organic, and Biochemistry -English: 6 hours -Composition and Speech -Psychology: 9 hours -Must include Abnormal Psychology -A computer science course -Statistics or Biostatistics -Medical Terminology -Minimum of 750 hours of direct patient-care experience -Shadowing of PA is highly recommended Tuition: $21,610 for the 2005-06 academic year Application Deadline: Begin accepting applications May 1 for the class that begins 15 months later. Application deadline is December 31. Class Statistics: -Class size: 38, Iowa Resident: 20 Non-Residents: 18 -Class Gender: 30 females and 8 males -Previous Education: 37 members of the class had a Bachelor's and one had a Master's degree before starting the PA Program. GPA: 3.41 Average Age: 25 -Previous Health Care Experience: 16 months -Graduates have averaged over 90 percent first-time passing rate on the national certifying exam the last five years which is above passing rate for graduates nationwide. As of 10/31/05 1
  • Physician Assistant Contact Information: Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center Physician Assistant Program 3200 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312 Phone: 515/271-7854 Email: paadmit@dmu.edu Website: http://www.dmu.edu/pa/ Accreditation: This university is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. As of 10/31/05 2
  • Physician Assistant Saint Louis University Program: Master of Medical Sciences Admission Requirements: -A baccalaureate degree by the time of matriculation -Successful completion of the following prerequisite courses or equivalents: -Medical Terminology 1-3hours -Statistics 3 hours -Chemistry (2 semester sequence) 8 hours -Microbiology 3-4 hours -Anatomy 3-4 hours -Physiology 3-4 hours -Molecular Biology 3-4 hours -All science prerequisite courses must be those for science majors -Only grades of C or better are acceptable for science and math prerequisite courses; grades of C- are not acceptable -Grade point average (GPA): Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a science GPA of 3.0 -Direct patient care experience: This experience varies and can be acquired on a full- or part-time basis, as an employee or as a volunteer, in credentialed or non- credentialed roles. For example, one applicant's health care experience may involve serving as an aide in a nursing facility. Another may have extensive background as a paramedic or RN. Preference will be given to those applicants with credentialed experience in providing direct patient care. To be considered competitive, an applicant should have at least 500 hours of direct patient care experience. As of 10/31/05 3
  • Physician Assistant Class Statistics: -SLU graduates have logged a 97 percent first-time passage rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) -SLU's P.A. graduates have a 100 percent job placement rate Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted between June 1 and December 1 Tuition: 1st year $29,650 2nd year $29,230 Contact Information: Physician Assistant Program School of Allied Health Professions 3437 Caroline Street St. Louis, MO 63104-1111 Phone: 314/577-8521 Email: mayj@slu.edu Website: http://www.slu.edu/doisycollege/pa/ Accreditation: This university is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. As of 10/31/05 4
  • Physician Assistant Missouri State University Program: Master of Science-Physician Assistant Studies Admission Requirements: Prerequisite courses: Life Sciences 12 hours -2 courses (8 total hours) in anatomy and physiology -Microbiology -Additional courses may include: Cell biology, cell physiology, embryology, endocrinology, genetics, histology, virology, immunology, molecular biology, neurobiology, bacteriology, and epidemiology Chemistry 12 hours -2-3 semesters of general chemistry -1 course in organic or biochemistry Statistics 3 hours Social Sciences 6 hours - Must have general or introductory psychology -Additional courses could include: Developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, sociology, health care ethics, or death and dying All academic prerequisite course work must earn a grade of C or higher Recommended Prerequisites/Proficiencies: -Completion of the recommended 2000 hours of direct patient care experience. -Minimum of 28 direct PA shadowing hours prior to submitting CASPA -A course in medical terminology is strongly recommended. As of 10/31/05 5
  • Physician Assistant Application Deadline: Application Deadline for class entering in January 2006 is July 22, 2005. It is strongly recommended that all applications be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance of the deadline to CASPA online. Tuition and Costs: -Missouri Resident -Didactic Year Tuition: = $7,938 -Clinical Year Tuition: = $7,749 TOTAL TUITION = $15,687 -Non-Resident -Didactic Year Tuition: = $15,876 -Clinical Year Tuition: = $15,498 TOTAL TUITION = $31,374 -Residents of Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska who are accepted into the program are automatically eligible for the Midwest Student Exchange Scholarship Program. Fees for MSEP students will be assessed at 150 percent of the regular in-state fee rate. For more information, please call the Financial Aid Office, (417) 836-5262 or (800) 283-4243. Contact Information: Missouri State University Department of Physician Assistant Studies 901 S. National Avenue Springfield, MO 65804 Phone: 417/836-6151 Email: physicianasststudies@smsu.edu Website: http://www.missouristate.edu/pas/ Accreditation: The Missouri State University Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). As of 10/31/05 6
  • Physician Assistant University of Iowa Program: Master of Physician Assistant Studies Admission Requirements: Prerequisite Courses: -Biology -Complete course in animal biology or general zoology - At least 3 upper level courses, one of which must be animal, human, or exercise physiology -Chemistry -complete series of intro courses followed by biochemistry -General Statistics or biostatistics - Minimum 6 months patient care experience Application Deadline: Applications accepted after April with a deadline of November 15. Class Statistics: -Avg. GPA: 3.75 -Science GPA: 3.68 -2467 hours of health care experience -593 hours of research experience Avg. age= 24.4 -GRE scores: verbal= 508 -quantitative=681 -analytical=4.4 Tuition: Iowa Residents: $8,562 for 1st year Non-residents: $24,918 for 1st year Tuition is “significantly lower” during second year. Contact Information: University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program College of Medicine 5167 Westlawn Iowa City, IA 52242 Phone: 319/335-8922 Email: paprogram@uiowa.edu Website: http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/pa/PAWebNew/program.htm As of 10/31/05 7
  • Physician Assistant Accreditation: The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. Wichita State University Program: Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies Admission Requirements: Required Prerequisites: - General Chemistry 5 hours - General Biology 4 hours - Microbiology with Lab 4 hours - Anatomy/Physiology with labs 5 hours - Elementary Statistics 3 hours - Pathophysiology 4 hours - Health care experience is strongly preferred but not required - Minimum GPA of 3.0 Application Deadlines: For the summer 2006 class: -CASPA application by October 1, 2005 -WSU Grad. School Application by October 1, 2005 Tuition: Kansas Resident: 1st and 2nd year $170.55/credit hour Non- Resident: $470.55/credit hour This tuition does not include any costs such as uniforms, books, equipment, etc. Contact Information: Wichita State University Physician Assistant Program College of Health Professions Campus Box 43 Wichita, KS 67260-0043 As of 10/31/05 8
  • Physician Assistant Phone: 316/978-3011 Email: jennifer.biddle@wichita.edu Website: http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=chp_pa&p=/index Accreditation: This University is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. AT Still University of Health Sciences: Arizona School of Health Sciences Program: Entry level masters program Admissions Requirements: Prerequisite courses: -Human Anatomy & Human Physiology 8 hours with laboratory -Microbiology 4 hours with laboratory -Chemistry -General 4 hours w/ lab -Organic or Biochemistry 4 hours w/ lab -English 6 hours -Humanities 6 hours -Statistics or College Algebra 6 hours -Social Sciences 9 Hours -Obtain an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution Minimum 2.5 GPA -2000 Hours of direct patient contact Tuition and Costs: 1st year: $20,740 2nd year: $20,525 Educational supply fee: $1,000 Application Deadline: December 15th Contact Information: Arizona School of Health Sciences 5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, Arizona 85206 Phone: (480) 219-6000 or (660) 626-2237 Email: admissions@atsu.edu Website: http://www.ashs.edu/discpl_pa.htm (Admissions office in Kirksville) As of 10/31/05 9
  • Physician Assistant Accreditation: The Arizona School of Health Sciences' Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission - Physician Assistants (ARC-PA). Malcolm X College Program: Master of Physician’s Assistant Studies Admissions Requirements: Prerequisite courses: -English 6 hours -Algebra 4 hours -Statistics 4 hours -Biology 4 hours -General Chemistry 4 hours -Human Anatomy 4 hours -Human Physiology 4 hours -Medical Terminology 3 hours -Organic Chemistry 8 hours -General Psychology 3 hours -Abnormal Psychology 3 hours -Speech 3 hours -Computer Science 3 hours Tuition and Costs: Total estimated expenses Illinois resident: Non-resident: Year 1 $7,500 $319.95 per credit hour Year 2 $6,500 Application Deadline: The application deadline is in early January Contact Information: Malcolm X College One of the City Colleges of Chicago 1900 W VanBuren Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 850-7000 Website: http://malcolmx.ccc.edu/aas/physicianAssist/default.asp Accreditation: The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. As of 10/31/05 10
  • Physician Assistant Midwestern University Program: Master of Medical Science (M.M.S.) in Physician Assistant Studies Admissions Requirements: Prerequisite courses: -Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 hours -General Biology/ Anatomy/ Physiology 8 hours -General Chemistry 8 hours -Organic Chemistry 4 hours -College Algebra 3 hours -English 6 hours -Medical Terminology 1 hour Tuition and Costs: Illinois resident: $22,864 Non-resident: $35,327 Application Deadline: All required information must be submitted by the applicant to CASPA by November 1. Contact Information: Midwestern University Physicians Assistant Program 555 31st street Downers Grove, IL 60515 Phone: 800/458/6253 Website: http://www.midwestern.edu/az%2Dpa/ Accreditation: The Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program in Glendale is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the PA, Inc (ARC- PA). As of 10/31/05 11
  • Physician Assistant Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Program: Masters of Science in PA (entry level PA training program) Admissions Requirements: Prerequisite courses: -Biochemistry - 1 course -Microbiology - 1 course (with lab preferred) -Introductory Psychology - 1 course -Human Anatomy - equivalent of 1/2 yr., lab recommended -Human Physiology - equivalent of 1/2 yr., lab recommended (OR can be Human Ant & Phys I and Anat & Phys II) Class Statistics: Accepts 55 students per year Application Deadline: The program begins to accept applications at the start of each new CASPA cycle, on April 15. Final deadline to apply for admission through CASPA is December 1. Tuition and Costs: $20,714 Contact Information: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064 (847) 578-3000 PA Program Admissions Coordinator, Regina Chen, PA-C: Email: chp.admissions@rosalindfranklin.edu Website: http://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/srhs/passt/2004/main.cfm Accreditation: The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. As of 10/31/05 12
  • Physician Assistant Union College Program: Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree (MPAS) Admissions Requirements: Prerequisite courses: -General Biology 8 hours -Microbiology 4 hours -General Chemistry 4 hours -Organic Chemistry 8 hours -Biochemistry 4 hours -Emergency Health Care 2 hours Or CPR Certification -Medical Terminology 1 hour -Psychology 3 hours -Developmental Psychology 3 hours -Abnormal Psychology 3 hours At least 3 months (480) hours of work experience related to direct patient care is required, including exposure to the PA role. Application Deadline: Applications may be initiated at any time, but should be completely submitted to CASPA by Nov. 18, 2005. Tuition and Costs: $13,990 year Contact Information: Union College Enrollment Services 3800 South 48th Street Lincoln, Nebraska 68506 USA paprog@ucollege.edu Website: http://www.ucollege.edu/ucscripts/public/template/default.asp?DivID=1&PgID=3 01 Accreditation: The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. As of 10/31/05 13
  • Physician Assistant University of Nebraska Medical Center Program: Master's Program Admissions Requirements: Prerequisite courses: -Biology 4 hours -Human Anatomy 4 hours -Human Physiology 4 hours -Microbiology 4 hours -Immunology is strongly recommended -General or Inorganic Chemistry with lab 8 hours -Organic Chemistry with lab 4 hours (one year recommended) -Biochemistry (lab recommended) 4 hours -General Psychology (or other psychology) 3 hours -Abnormal Psychology 3 hours -Life Span/Developmental Psychology 3 hours -Statistics 3 hours Algebra is strongly recommended -English Composition 3 hours -Additional Writing or English Composition 3 hours Class Statistics: 222 applications received 40 students admitted Average GPA: 3.68 Application Deadline: The primary CASPA application must be submitted no later than November 1. Contact Information: Diane K. Landon, MA Admissions Coordinator Physician Assistant Program 984300 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-4300 (402) 559-2232 or (800) 626-8431 ext. 9-2232 E-mail: dklandon@unmc.edu Website: http://www.unmc.edu/dept/alliedhealth/pa/ Tuition and Costs: NE Resident: Non-resident: Year 1 $11,770.50 $31,712.50 Year 2 $9,576.00 $25,800.00 Year 3 $3,192.00 $8,600.00 As of 10/31/05 14
  • Physician Assistant Accreditation: The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. As of 10/31/05 15