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Information session 11

  1. 1. Master of Physician Assistant Studies <br />Degree Program<br />Established 1972<br />
  2. 2. Definition<br />Physician Assistants:<br /><ul><li>are skilled members of the health care team.
  3. 3. practice medicine with the supervision of a licensed physician.
  4. 4. fulfill a broad range of medical services that would otherwise be provided by the physician.</li></li></ul><li>Physician Assistant Roles<br />Take medical histories<br />Perform physical examinations<br />Order and interpret diagnostic studies<br />Develop and implement treatment plans<br />Prescribe medications<br />Confer with physicians and other clinicians<br />Provide patient education<br />
  5. 5. National Demographics<br /><ul><li>Approximately 75,000 PAs in clinical practice in 2010
  6. 6. 4,800 in Texas, 6.0% of total
  7. 7. Mean age of clinically-employed PAs = 41
  8. 8. 15% of PAs work more than one clinical job
  9. 9. 64% female</li></li></ul><li>Earnings<br />Physician Assistant Income(2009 AAPA Physician Assistant Census Survey)<br />National average<br />$93,105 / year<br />New graduates<br />$78,405 / year<br />
  10. 10. Employment Outlook<br /><ul><li>According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for PA services will increase 49% by 2014, and the PA profession is ranked as the third fastest growing occupation.</li></ul>Bureau of Labor Statistics.<br /><ul><li>In Forbes.com rated the master of physician assistant studies as the number one master’s degree in the U.S. in 2010.</li></ul>www.forbes.com<br /><ul><li>The PA profession was mentioned in a US News & World Report online article “ 10 Jobs That Offer a Big Bang for your Buck.”</li></ul>http://finance.yahoo.com<br />
  11. 11. Program Requirements<br />Application Deadline<br /> October 1<br />Admitting Semester<br /> Summer (May)<br />Program Length<br />30 continuous months<br />Recommended minimum overall GPA<br /> 3.0<br />Recommended minimum science GPA<br />3.0 <br />
  12. 12. Admission Requirements<br />Courses required must be completed by December 31 of year of application; Bachelor’s degree by May.<br />Recommended professional or volunteer “hands-on” health care experience. Grade of “C” or higher in all requirement courses.<br />Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The GRE is not required of applicants who have U.S. acquired master’s degrees or higher.<br />The GRE must be taken by August 31, 2011 to be considered for admissions.<br />
  13. 13. Required Courses for Admission<br /><ul><li>Human Anatomy/lab = 4 hrs
  14. 14. Human Physiology/lab = 4 hrs
  15. 15. Genetics = 3 hrs
  16. 16. Psychology = 3 hrs
  17. 17. General Chemistry/lab = 8 hrs
  18. 18. Organic Chemistry/lab = 4 hrs
  19. 19. Microbiology/lab = 4 hrs
  20. 20. College Algebra (or higher) = 3 hrs</li></li></ul><li>Course Deadlines<br />Required courses in progress during the fall semester of the year of application must be completed by December 31.<br />All fall semester transcripts must be received by February 1.<br />All other requirements (application, official GRE scores, letters of reference) remain October 1. <br />
  21. 21. Considerations<br /><ul><li>Quality and quantity of academic preparation
  22. 22. Health care experience
  23. 23. Awards, honors, service, leadership
  24. 24. Letters of reference
  25. 25. Essay / personal statement
  26. 26. Interview for most competitive </li></li></ul><li>Admissions Process<br />Early admission confirmation offered to the most competitive candidates following interview dates.<br />Early application is strongly encouraged. Do not wait until the deadline if application is otherwise complete.<br />
  27. 27. Tuition Academic Year 2010/2011<br />Texas Resident:<br />$211/semester hour x 119 hrs = $25,109<br />Non-Resident:<br />$525/semester hour x 119= $62,475<br />Fees:<br />student services ($250/semester) <br />medical services ($75/semester)<br />computer usage fee ($81.66/semester)<br />BLS/ACLS course fee ($130)<br />malpractice ($61/year)<br />anatomy lab ($380)<br />graduation ($120)<br />books ($2,500)<br />
  28. 28. Tuition Plus Fees<br />Texas Resident:<br /> $28,768 over 31 months, or $928/month ($11,136/year)<br />Non-Texas Resident:<br />$66,133 over 31 months, or $2133/month ($25,596/year)<br />
  29. 29. Dean’s Competitive Scholarships<br />$1,000 merit-based award per year<br />Texas resident tuition rates for selected non-Texas residents<br />
  30. 30. Summer Semester 1 <br />13 Semester Hours Total<br />Human Anatomy <br />Human Anatomy Lab<br />Human Physiology<br />Introduction to Human Neuroscience<br />Professional Practice Issues I <br />
  31. 31. Fall Semester 1<br />16 Semester Hours Total<br />Clinical Medicine I <br />Integration Skills I<br />Introduction to Pathology <br />Medical Spanish I<br />Patient Evaluation I<br />Pharmacology I<br />Professional Development<br />
  32. 32. Spring Semester 1 <br />16 Semester Hours Total<br />Clinical Medicine II <br />Clinical Prevention & Population Health<br />Evidence Based Medicine<br />Integration Skills II<br />Medical Spanish II<br />Patient Evaluation II<br />Pharmacology II<br />Professional Development<br />
  33. 33. Summer Semester 2 <br />13 Semester Hours Total<br />Clinical Medicine III <br />Clinical Skills<br />Medical Spanish III<br />Patient Evaluation III<br />Psychiatry<br />
  34. 34. Clinical Rotations<br />Internal Medicine/Hospitalist: 8 weeks<br />Parkland Hospital, St Paul University Hospital<br />Scott & White Medical Center<br /><ul><li>Hospitalist inpatient teams led by staff attending physicians
  35. 35. Student housing provided at Scott & White</li></li></ul><li>Clinical Rotations<br />Emergency Medicine: 4 Weeks<br /><ul><li>Parkland Hospital
  36. 36. Presbyterian Hospital
  37. 37. Methodist Medical Center
  38. 38. Charlton Methodist Hospital
  39. 39. Medical Center of Plano
  40. 40. 4 weeks ER: 12 twelve-hour shifts</li></li></ul><li>Clinical Rotations<br />Surgery: 4 Weeks <br /><ul><li>Parkland Hospital
  41. 41. Zale Lipshy University Hospital
  42. 42. St. Paul University Hospital
  43. 43. Dallas VA Hospital
  44. 44. 4 weeks Surgery: Inpatient wards, 7 days per week</li></li></ul><li>Clinical Rotations<br />Pediatrics: 6 weeks<br /><ul><li>Private practice settings
  45. 45. Dallas-Based Community Oriented Primary Care Clinics (COPC)</li></li></ul><li>Clinical Rotations<br />Obstetrics and Gynecology: 6 weeks<br /><ul><li>Parkland Hospital
  46. 46. 3 weeks Labor & Delivery: call included
  47. 47. 3 weeks Outpatient Gynecology</li></li></ul><li>Clinical Rotations<br />Family Medicine: 8 weeks<br /><ul><li>Multiple private practice sites in greater Dallas area
  48. 48. Outpatient-based</li></li></ul><li>Clinical Rotations<br />Psychiatry: 4 weeks<br /><ul><li>Hospital and Correctional Facility based
  49. 49. In-patient – 2 weeks
  50. 50. Out-patient – 2 weeks</li></li></ul><li>Clinical Rotations<br />Infectious Disease: 4 weeks<br /><ul><li>Parkland Memorial Hospital
  51. 51. Dallas Veterans Medical Center
  52. 52. Private practice settings</li></li></ul><li>Clinical Rotations<br />Selective: 4 weeks<br /><ul><li>Orthopedics
  53. 53. Rheumatology
  54. 54. Allergy/Immunology
  55. 55. Bariatric Surgery
  56. 56. Trauma Service
  57. 57. Dermatology
  58. 58. Adolescent Medicine
  59. 59. Hematology
  60. 60. Surgery
  61. 61. Internal Medicine
  62. 62. Nephrology
  63. 63. Urology</li></li></ul><li>Clinical Rotations<br />Elective: 4 weeks<br /><ul><li>Approximately 25 to choose from
  64. 64. Popular choices include dermatology, surgery specialties, emergency medicine
  65. 65. International possibilities </li></li></ul><li>Parkland Hospital<br />Parkland delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the country. <br />Internationally recognized trauma and burn centers.<br />Specialty ER’s in Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, and OB-GYN.<br />40,570 admissions per year<br />990 beds<br />New facility to open 2014<br />
  66. 66. Didactic Highlights<br />Complementary & Alternative Medicine<br />Evidence Based Medicine<br />Full Cadaver Dissection<br />Integrated Blocks of Instruction<br />Medical Spanish<br />PACKRAT Exam<br />PANCE Review Course<br />Professional Practice Issues<br />Simulated Patient Lab<br />Small Group Tutorials<br />
  67. 67. Clinical Highlights<br />23 Clinical Sites Per Student<br />284 Affiliate Clinical Sites<br />Balanced Mix of Private, Public, Inpatient and Outpatient<br />International Opportunities<br />Internationally Renowned Preceptors<br />Job Fair<br />Labor & Delivery<br />Résumé Workshop<br />Ten Rotations Over Four Semesters<br />
  68. 68. Class of 2013 Applicant Profile <br />1143 applicants<br />131 interviewed<br />36 enrolled<br />30 women /6 men <br />3 non-Texas residents<br />
  69. 69. Class of 2012 Student Profile<br />Average age = 25<br />Average Science GPA = 3.66<br />Average Overall GPA = 3.72<br />
  70. 70. Ranking<br />Out of 123 Programs Ranked<br />University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: 8th<br />
  71. 71. Competitive Applicant<br />Bachelor’s degree with greater than 50 semester hours in science courses<br />Greater than 3.25 overall/science GPAs<br />Hands-on patient care experience<br />Leadership evidence<br />Superior references <br />Mature, insightful essay<br />Service evidence<br />Superior people skills <br />
  72. 72. PANCE<br />Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination<br /><ul><li>Always inquire about first-time pass rates
  73. 73. Our five-year averages are:
  74. 74. 2010 – 100%
  75. 75. 2009 – 100%
  76. 76. 2008 – 100%
  77. 77. 2007 – 100%
  78. 78. 2006 – 97%</li></li></ul><li>Program Accreditation<br />Accreditation required for PA licensure and certification<br />Longer accreditation typically awarded to programs with established records of excellence<br />Maximum accreditation = 7 years<br />
  79. 79. UT Southwestern Faculty<br /><ul><li>Carolyn Bradley-Guidry, M.P.A.S., PA-C
  80. 80. Laurette Dekat, M.D., M.P.H.
  81. 81. Melissa Hawkins, M.M.S., PA-C
  82. 82. Jennie Hocking, M.P.A.S., PA-C
  83. 83. P. Eugene Jones, Ph.D., PA-C
  84. 84. Dave Klocko, M.P.A.S., PA-C
  85. 85. Sophia Serrano, M.P.A.S., PA-C</li></li></ul><li>UT Southwestern Staff<br />Cana Cameron, Administrative Assistant<br />JoAnn Hing, Education Coordinator<br />Isela Perez, Education Coordinator<br />Heather Salinas, Administrative Associate<br />Yolanda Zambrano, Administrative Assistant<br />
  86. 86. Nobel Laureates<br />Michael Brown, M.D.<br />Bruce Beutler, M.D.<br />Johann Deisenhofer, Ph.D.<br />Alfred Gilman, M.D., Ph.D.<br />Joseph Goldstein, M.D.<br />More than any other medical center in the world<br />
  87. 87. National Academy of Sciences<br />Of the 21 members of the National Academy of Sciences working at Texas Academic Health Centers, 17 are faculty at UT Southwestern.<br />
  88. 88. Application Service<br />Web-based application system sponsored by the Association of PA Programs.<br />Allows applicants to apply to any number of participating PA programs.<br />Avoid the deadline; early application recommended.<br />Apply to several programs if being a PA is your ultimate goal. Applying to only one program is not advised.<br />www.caspaonline.org<br />
  89. 89. Application Cost<br />Number of Designated CASPA Programs<br /> $175<br /> $220<br /> $265<br /> $310<br /> $355<br />
  90. 90. Web Site<br />UT Southwestern PA Department Home Page<br />www.utsouthwestern.edu/pa<br />catalog, course descriptions, application information, general information<br />
  91. 91. Other Sites<br />American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)www.aapa.org<br />Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA)<br />www.tapa.org<br />Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)www.paeaonline.org<br />
  92. 92. What We’re Looking For<br />Our students demonstrate…<br />A strong work ethic<br />Professionalism<br />Attitude<br />Aptitude<br />Maturity<br />Commitment<br />Humility<br />
  93. 93. Conclusion<br />

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