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    • Postgraduate Programs College of Health Sciences
    • Graduate Degrees
      • Yes or No?
    • Pros and Cons
      • PROS
      • More competitive in the marketplace
      • Salary/responsibility negotiations
      • Administrative/teaching opportunities
      • Additional education
      • May become mandatory
      • Places PA profession on same academic level of other allied health care professionals
      • CONS
      • Time
      • Expense
      • May not have impact on salary or ability to obtain a job
    • Options
      • Masters degree related to Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS, MSHS, etc.)
      • Master of Public Health
      • Master of Business Administration
      • Postgraduate Residency
      • Masters in Education
      • ….among many others!!
    • Postgraduate Programs
      • Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs
        • PO Box 44 ABC
        • Philippi, WV 06519
        • (304) 457-6356
    • Sources for Postgraduate Programs for Physician Assistants
      • http://www. gradschools .com/listings/distance/physician_asst_distance.html
        • This site provides a list of graduate distance learning programs
    • Postgraduate Degree Programs
      • Many to choose from… are a few!
        • Arizona School of Health Sciences: Web-based distance learning program for practicing Physician Assistants who have a BS degree. Must be a PA-C to apply. Designed for students who work full-time. Integrates Web-based instruction with self-directed/precepted elective specialty options. (Not full-time, does not require relocation)
        • Call: 1-602-841-4077
    • Postgraduate Degree Programs
        • Finch University-Chicago, IL: MS in Physician Assistant Studies. Offered to PA’s with BS degrees who want to maintain full-time employment. One to two courses per quarter. Brief campus attendance required at end of each quarter.
        • Call: 1-847-578-8682
    • Postgraduate Degree Programs
        • The George Washington University, Washington, DC: Awards MSHS (Master of Science in Health Sciences). Two years (year-round) of 2-3 courses per semester. No on-campus time required. Approximately $15,000.
        • Call: 1-202-994-2807
    • Postgraduate Degree Programs
        • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Phoenix, AZ: MS in Physician Assistant Studies. Web-based learning for PA’s with BS degrees.
        • Call: 1-602-841-4077
    • Postgraduate Degree Programs
        • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL: MMS (Master of Medical Science). Must be an employed health care professional. Concentration may be in clinical or non-clinical disciplines depending on student’s employment, interests, resources, and educational needs. Not a entry-level program for any health care professional.
        • Call: 1-954-262-1250
    • Postgraduate Degree Programs
        • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE: MPAS (Master of Physician Assistant Studies). Must have BS degree. Obtain MPAS through 16 hours of additional study and advanced placement. Designed specifically for practicing PA. Emphasizes clinical learning.
        • Contact: 1-402-559-5356
    • Other Postgraduate Degree Options
      • MPH
      • MBA
      • Master’s in Education
    • Postgraduate Residencies
      • As of January 6, 2000:
        • Critical Care: North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, NY. 1-719-519-3804 (Master’s Degree option)
        • Dermatology: Northeast Regional Medical Center/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO 63501. 1-660-626-2191
        • Emergency Medicine:
          • Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV. 1-304-457-6356 (Master’s Degree awarded)
          • US Army Medical Department/Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX. 1-210-916-3598 (Master’s Degree option)
    • Postgraduate Residencies
        • Occupational Medicine: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK. 1-405-271-2058 (Master’s Degree awarded)
        • Orthopedic Surgery:
          • Illinois Bone and Joint Institute c/o Finch University PA Program, North Chicago, IL. 1-847-578-8689
          • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, San Bernardino, CA 92406. 1-909-580-6330 (Master’s Degree option with this residency).
          • United States Air Force Medical Service/Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH. 1-937-257-9416 (Master’s degree option with this residency).
    • Postgraduate Residencies
        • Osteopathic Medicine: The Arizona School of Health Sciences. 1-602-841-4077 (Master’s Degree awarded with this option)
        • Pediatrics: Norwalk Hospital/Yale University, Norwalk, CT. 1-203-852-2662
        • Primary Care: Alderson-Broaddus College-Philippi, WV, 1-304-457-6356 (Master’s Degree awarded with this residency!)
    • Postgraduate Residencies
        • Psychiatry:
          • The University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, TX 1-903-683-5781
          • Cherokee Mental Health Institute-Cherokee, IA 1-712-225-2697 (Master’s Degree option with this residency)
        • Surgery:
          • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/Cardiothoracic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA. 1-310-423-3851
          • Montefiore Medical Center-Bronx, NY. 1-718-920-6223 (Master’s Degree optional with this residency)
          • Norwalk Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine, Norwalk, CT. 1-203-852-2188
          • Spectrum Health,Grand Rapids, MI 1-616-391-8651
    • Postgraduate Residencies
        • Urology: Northwest Metropolitan Urology Associates, Chicago, IL. 1-773-775-0800
      • More info:
        • http://www. aapa .org/ pgrad .html
    • Postgraduate Residencies
      • Pros: may make you more marketable, possibly receive better pay, receive salary while receiving additional training in particular area of medicine, become specialized in area of interest
      • Cons: time-consuming, especially if you aren’t sure you are staying in that area of medicine, lower salary during training, not guaranteed job in that field just because you have the extra training
    • THE END