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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article was posted on Monday, October 7, 2019, and is filed under College News.