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Postgraduate Programs College of Health Sciences

  1. 1. Postgraduate Programs College of Health Sciences
  2. 2. Graduate Degrees <ul><li>Yes or No? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pros and Cons <ul><li>PROS </li></ul><ul><li>More competitive in the marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>Salary/responsibility negotiations </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative/teaching opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Additional education </li></ul><ul><li>May become mandatory </li></ul><ul><li>Places PA profession on same academic level of other allied health care professionals </li></ul><ul><li>CONS </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Expense </li></ul><ul><li>May not have impact on salary or ability to obtain a job </li></ul>
  4. 4. Options <ul><li>Masters degree related to Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS, MSHS, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Master of Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>Master of Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Postgraduate Residency </li></ul><ul><li>Masters in Education </li></ul><ul><li>….among many others!! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Postgraduate Programs <ul><li>Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PO Box 44 ABC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philippi, WV 06519 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(304) 457-6356 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Sources for Postgraduate Programs for Physician Assistants <ul><li>http://www. gradschools .com/listings/distance/physician_asst_distance.html </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This site provides a list of graduate distance learning programs </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Postgraduate Degree Programs <ul><li>Many to choose from…..here are a few! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call: 1-602-841-4077 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Postgraduate Degree Programs <ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call: 1-847-578-8682 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Postgraduate Degree Programs <ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call: 1-202-994-2807 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Postgraduate Degree Programs <ul><ul><li>Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Phoenix, AZ: MS in Physician Assistant Studies. Web-based learning for PA’s with BS degrees. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call: 1-602-841-4077 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Postgraduate Degree Programs <ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call: 1-954-262-1250 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Postgraduate Degree Programs <ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact: 1-402-559-5356 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Other Postgraduate Degree Options <ul><li>MPH </li></ul><ul><li>MBA </li></ul><ul><li>Master’s in Education </li></ul>
  14. 14. Postgraduate Residencies <ul><li>As of January 6, 2000: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Care: North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, NY. 1-719-519-3804 (Master’s Degree option) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dermatology: Northeast Regional Medical Center/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO 63501. 1-660-626-2191 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Medicine: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV. 1-304-457-6356 (Master’s Degree awarded) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US Army Medical Department/Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX. 1-210-916-3598 (Master’s Degree option) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Postgraduate Residencies <ul><ul><li>Occupational Medicine: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK. 1-405-271-2058 (Master’s Degree awarded) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orthopedic Surgery: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois Bone and Joint Institute c/o Finch University PA Program, North Chicago, IL. 1-847-578-8689 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, San Bernardino, CA 92406. 1-909-580-6330 (Master’s Degree option with this residency). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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). </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Postgraduate Residencies <ul><ul><li>Osteopathic Medicine: The Arizona School of Health Sciences. 1-602-841-4077 (Master’s Degree awarded with this option) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pediatrics: Norwalk Hospital/Yale University, Norwalk, CT. 1-203-852-2662 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Care: Alderson-Broaddus College-Philippi, WV, 1-304-457-6356 (Master’s Degree awarded with this residency!) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Postgraduate Residencies <ul><ul><li>Psychiatry: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, TX 1-903-683-5781 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cherokee Mental Health Institute-Cherokee, IA 1-712-225-2697 (Master’s Degree option with this residency) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surgery: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/Cardiothoracic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA. 1-310-423-3851 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Montefiore Medical Center-Bronx, NY. 1-718-920-6223 (Master’s Degree optional with this residency) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Norwalk Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine, Norwalk, CT. 1-203-852-2188 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spectrum Health,Grand Rapids, MI 1-616-391-8651 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Postgraduate Residencies <ul><ul><li>Urology: Northwest Metropolitan Urology Associates, Chicago, IL. 1-773-775-0800 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More info: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www. aapa .org/ pgrad .html </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Postgraduate Residencies <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
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