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College of Health and Human Sciences to celebrate PA week Oct. 6-12

Monday, October 7, 2019

The College of Health and Human Sciences, home to the developing Master of Science in physician assistant studies program, will celebrate national PA week October 6-12. During the week, program faculty and staff will offer a variety of opportunities to learn more about the PA profession and the new program.

All Week:

Students can visit the table in Hoffman Lounge, Justin Hall, through the entire week to learn more about the PA profession. Those students who have declared pre-physician assistant as a focus are invited to share their “why” through forms that will be displayed in the building.

Adam Dieker, health professions advisor, will host office hours from 9-10 a.m. in 119 Justin Hall throughout the week for any student who wishes to drop by and ask questions about being a PA, preparing to apply to PA school or any other PA-related questions.

Monday, Oct 7

The PA program staff will be handing out breakfast treats in Hoffman Lounge at 9 a.m. Students can stop by for a breakfast treat and learn about the program.

Susan Watt, health professions advisor, will host open office hours from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in 119 Justin Hall. Interested students can drop by without an appointment to ask questions about being a PA, preparing to apply to PA school or any other PA-related questions.

Thursday, Oct 10

Nikki Tucker, PA program clinical director, will host open office hours from 2-4 p.m. Students can drop by Justin 113 for a cookie and to learn about the PA program, PA school or the PA profession.

About the Physician Assistant program:

The physician assistant program will be located in Mary and Carl Ice hall on the Manhattan campus. Renovations are currently underway to provide adequate space for the program. The 27-month, full-time graduate program, leading to a master’s degree in physician assistant studies, consists of three semesters of classroom instruction, followed by 15 months of clinical training. PA students will complete approximately 2,000 hours of hands-on clinical experiences, through 11 rotations at various clinics and hospitals across the State of Kansas, and beyond.

The program staff are currently working towards accreditation, with a scheduled site visit in 2020. To learn more about the physician assistant program, please contact Sujatha Prakash, program coordinator, at sujatha@k-state.edu.

This article was posted on Monday, October 7, 2019, and is filed under College News.