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Physician Assistant program

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About the Program
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is developing a Physician Assistant program that will offer a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP). ­The program, which will be located on the university’s extension campus in ­Dublin, Ohio, is a 27-month, 7-semester program intended for individuals with a commitment to provide healthcare services in underserved urban and rural communities, with an emphasis on the underserved populations of Appalachia.­

The program is a total of 110 semester hours and includes 74 semester hours of didactic coursework and 36 hours of clinical rotations.

The first class will begin in May 2015 and will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2014.­
Please visit this Web page often for updated information on the program.

The Ohio University Physician Assistant program has applied for Accreditation – Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for a proposed Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The Ohio University Physician Assistant Program anticipates matriculating its first class in May 2015, pending receipt of Accreditation – Provisional by the ARC-PA in March 2015 of ARC-PA commission meeting. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its initial accreditation review has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation standards.­

 

Admission Requirements

Degree: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a prerequisite math/science GPA of 3.0.

Required Course

Semester Hours

Quarter Hours

*Human Anatomy with lab1

4

6

*Human Physiology with lab1

4

6

*Biology with lab

8

12

*Microbiology with lab

4

6

*General Chemistry with Lab

8

12

*Organic Chemistry with Lab

4

6

*Biochemistry

3

4-5

*Statistics

3

4-5

*College Algebra (or higher)

3

4-5

 General Psychology

1 course

1 course

 Developmental /Abnormal or    

      Physiological Psychology

1 course

1 course

 Medical Terminology2

2

3

 


GRE: Submit GRE scores, taken within five years of matriculation.  
Transcripts: Candidates should submitted one official transcript from each college, university or professional school attended.  Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope with the appropriate signatures and seals to be considered official.

Send the official transcript to:

Ohio University
Division of Physician Assistant Practice 
College of Health Sciences and Professions
c/o Laura Harris
P.O. Box 3158
Dublin, OH  43016

Letters of Reference: Two references are required using the OUPA Recommendation Rubric.  At least on reference should be from a practicing physician or physician assistant.

Clinical Experience: A minimum of 500 hours of direct patient care experience within 10 years of the first day of classes. Experience can be full-time, part-time or volunteer.

PA Shadowing: A minimum of 40 hours within 5 years of the first day of classes.

Personal Statement: Candidates are required to submit a personal statement not to exceed 750 words.  Must be submitted in digital Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) to PAadmissions@ohio.edu at the time of application submission.  Applicants name should be included in the file name.
Health and Technical Standards: All candidates must meet the minimum health and technical standards of the OUPA Program.  

Technical Standards
Health Standards
 
On Campus Interview:  Selected candidates will be invited to participate in an on-campus interview prior to admission.  

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