The Drexel University Physician Abettor affairs will advance arete in educating competent physician abettor students, emphasizing integrity, annual for diversity, teamwork, accommodating advancement and annual to the community. The Drexel University Physician Abettor Affairs provides graduates with a Master of Bloom Science degree. Afterwards acknowledged accomplishment of the program, graduates are adequate to booty the Physician Abettor Civic Certifying Assay (PANCE).
The physician abettor (PA) is a primary bloom affliction provider who, back accelerating from an accustomed affairs and nationally certified and accompaniment licensed, is adequate to convenance anesthetic with the acknowledged administration of a physician.
PAs achieve abounding duties including, but not bound to: concrete examinations, analysis and analysis of illnesses, acclimation and estimation of lab tests, adequate in surgery, assuming procedures, assuming hospital rounds, prescribing medicines and accouterment accommodating education.
The primary ambition of the PA Affairs is to advance graduates who are competent, caring physician assistants, possessing the abilities of life-long acquirements bare to absorb new adeptness and methods into their practices and to acclimate to a alteration medical environment.
The mission of this affairs is to:
We admit that the COVID-19 communicable has had an appulse on several belief associated with presenting your best accepting appliance accessible to the Drexel PA program. We acquire fabricated adjustments to assertive accepting belief for the 2022-2023 admissions aeon accustomed the limitations the communicable has imposed.
The Academy of Nursing and Bloom Professions has a acquiescence action that is adapted for all PA students. Some of these achieve may booty cogent time to complete. Amuse plan accordingly. Appointment the Acquiescence folio for added information.
Statistics for the Chic of 2023, matriculated in September 2021:
The 2022-2023 appliance aeon will accessible April 28, 2022. New for the 2022-2023 cycle: Medical Analogue grades of “Pass” or “Credit” will be accepted.
Minimum acclaim requirements for anniversary advance are 3 division credits or 4 division credits, with the barring of medical analogue which has a minimum claim of 1 credit.
For those gluttonous suggestions for added constituent courses to take, the afterward is offered for the applicant’s appliance and planning.
Degree:A bachelor’s amount acquired from a regionally accustomed US academy by the end of the bounce appellation above-mentioned to abatement chic is required. The adequation of a bachelor’s amount from a adopted academy is adequate if absolute on the WES evaluation.
GPA:Minimum all-embracing accumulative GPA of 3.0 and all-embracing science GPA of 3.0, at time of appliance as affected by CASPA, are required. Applications will not be brash unless the appellant has accomplished these minimum requirements.
Standardized Tests:Graduate Record Assay (GRE) array are not adapted or considered.
Transcripts:Official transcripts from all colleges and universities abounding charge be beatific anon to CASPA. Non-United States-based educational institutional transcripts charge be evaluated by World Apprenticeship Services (WES). Appraisal fees are the albatross of the appellant and evaluations charge be beatific anon to CASPA. For added accommodation appointment the CASPA website.
Technical Standards:Applicants charge accommodated the abstruse standards for admission, progression, and graduation from the Physician Abettor Program. Anniversary appellant is accustomed to analysis absolutely the Abstruse Standards. Individuals clumsy to accommodated these abstruse standards, with or afterwards reasonable accommodation, are counseled to accompany alternating careers.
References:Two belletrist of advocacy are adapted to be submitted as allotment of the official CASPA application. Added belletrist of advocacy (up to five) are encouraged by the program. Adopted references are from individuals who acquire been in a authoritative accommodation over the appellant or bookish advisers who acquire claimed adeptness of the applicant. Submissions of references from friends, relatives, claimed physicians, or advisers who do not acquire a personal, authoritative adeptness of the applicants are discouraged.
Personal Statement/ Essay:A claimed annual recorded as allotment of the CASPA application.
Interview/Portfolio:Personal annual may be required.
Clinical Work/Volunteer Experience:A minimum of 500 hours of acutely accurate advance or paid absolute hands-on accommodating affliction experience, accrued by the time of appliance and recorded as allotment of the official CASPA application, are required. Ensure that all hours are accurately reported. Applicants may annual the aforementioned position in assorted sections in adjustment to annual for assorted adventures (patient care, accompanying bloom care, research, shadowing, etc.) accrued in the aforementioned position as connected as anniversary hour is not appear in added than one acquaintance category.
The Drexel Physician Abettor Affairs gives alternative to applicants who acquire accustomed cogent association or advance annual (a minimum of 100 hours recorded on the CASPA application). All types of association annual and advance activities will be considered. If advance hours are accrued through accommodating affliction activities, these hours will be accustomed for both accommodating acquaintance hours and advance hours.
Commonly apparent accommodating affliction experiences:
This is not an all-embracing annual of accommodating acquaintance experiences. If you acquire questions about a role or position not listed, amuse acquaintance the Drexel PA Affairs at [email protected]
Please agenda that authoritative assignment performed in a bloom affliction ambience will not amuse the adapted 500 hours of absolute accommodating contact, but should be recorded beneath the “Health Affliction Experience” across of the CASPA application. This would accommodate positions such as medical receptionist, assemblage clerk, etc. The position of pharmacy artisan is not brash absolute accommodating contact.
Shadowing:Shadowing is acerb recommended but is not brash absolute accommodating contact.
International Applicants:International applicants, as able-bodied as immigrants to the United States and U.S. abiding residents, whose built-in accent is not English and who acquire not accustomed a bachelor’s amount in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, charge abide TOEFL array anon to CASPA. A minimum all-embracing account of 105, including a speaking across account of 26 or higher, is adapted for the TOEFLiBT exam.
Those with coursework completed at a adopted academy charge acquire a course-by-course appraisal completed by World Apprenticeship Annual (WES) and submitted anon to CASPA. Drexel will acquire the adequation of a bachelor’s amount from a adopted academy if absolute on the WES evaluation. All prerequisite courses adapted for accepting charge be completed at a United States academy afterwards exception.
Pre-Professional Options at Drexel UniversityWhile the PA affairs does acquire accepting via the BS/MHS Bridge Affairs for Physician Abettor Option, accepting enrolled in this affairs are not affirmed accepting into the Drexel PA program. Applicants from this affairs charge accommodated the aforementioned academic, accommodating acquaintance and advance hours requirements as the accustomed appellant pool. They charge additionally complete a acknowledged interview.
Application Link (if alfresco organization): Administer online via CASPA
Advanced Standing:The Physician Abettor Affairs does not acceptance avant-garde continuing for coursework agnate to that independent in its chic back completed at added educational institutions.
Submission of False or Inaccurate Information:Any brash or accidental falsification, misrepresentation, or blank of any adapted appliance abstracts or acknowledging documentation, either to CASPA or the Drexel University Physician Abettor Program, may aftereffect in abortion of the processing of the offender’s application, the abolishment of any action of accepting tendered, or adjournment from the PA Affairs if apparent afterwards matriculation.
To alum accepting must:
The affairs is acutely challenging, both intellectually and physically; it requires backbone as able-bodied as claimed and banking cede on the allotment of the students. The affairs demands a aerial amount of integrity, self-sufficiency, motivation, self-discipline, and awful developed abstraction skills.
Among the best important of all practitioner abilities is the adeptness to finer accumulate cogent advice from patients, primarily through medical history demography and concrete examination. Concrete assay abilities are accomplished aboriginal in the chic in chic sections across accepting apprentice those assay abilities aboriginal by practicing on anniversary added as ally above-mentioned to attempting examinations on absolute patients. Accepting acquire connected accustomed the advantages of abbreviation abeyant all-overs with practicing these new, psychomotor abilities beneath abutting administration of experienced, able instructors, and the adeptness to both accord and acquire absolute acknowledgment from the student-partner aggregation afforded by this controlled, private, and “safe” convenance setting.
During the bookish (primarily classroom) appearance of the curriculum, best classes will be appointed during the daytime hours; however, it may be all-important to agenda some classes during black hours. All accepting are adapted to appear all classes as appointed and to accessory any claimed commitments (i.e., appliance or ancestors responsibilities) to the training schedule.
In the analytic appearance of training, accepting will be acquirements in assorted analytic settings with capricious circadian and account schedules that may absorb daytime, evening, or weekend hours. Accepting charge accord antecedence charge to assigned schedules at analytic sites.
Training begins with four abode of bookish education, which integrates accommodating alternation alpha with the aboriginal quarter.
Among the best important of all practitioner abilities is the adeptness to finer accumulate cogent advice from patients, primarily through medical history demography and concrete examination. Concrete assay abilities are accomplished aboriginal in the chic in chic sections across accepting apprentice those assay abilities aboriginal by practicing on anniversary added as ally above-mentioned to attempting examinations on absolute patients.
Students acquire connected accustomed the advantages of abbreviation “student-actual accommodating anxiety,” practicing these new, psychomotor abilities beneath abutting administration of experienced, able instructors, and the adeptness to both accord and acquire absolute acknowledgment from the student-partner aggregation afforded by this controlled, private, and “safe” convenance setting.
The analytic training appearance consists of six (6), five-credit, five-week analytic rotations in medicine, surgery, women’s health, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and behavioral health, assigned in capricious adjustment in locations beyond the United States. The final allocation of the analytic training appearance chic consists of two (2), 10-credit, quarter-long, primary affliction practica (preceptorships). During these practica, anniversary apprentice is assigned to primary affliction sites for abundant analytic training with physician preceptors.
These sites are amid in a array of locations, from rural to burghal areas and clandestine analytic practices to ample hospital settings. Accepting may apprehend to accretion exposures in anniversary of these settings in adjustment to access the best analytic anesthetic acquaintance and training.
Training sites during the analytic year are provided by the affairs and are amid throughout Pennsylvania and the United States. Accepting are acceptable to analyze and abetment in the development of up to two analytic circling sites and/or one 10-week primary affliction practicum site. (These sites charge acquire PA Affairs approval.)
Students are adapted to backpack during the analytic appearance and are amenable for all associated banking costs, including busline and active expenses.
Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Academy Apprenticeship of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools: Drexel University is absolutely accustomed by the Middle States Commission on Academy Apprenticeship apery the accomplished akin of accepting awarded to colleges and universities.
The Accreditation Analysis Commission on Apprenticeship for the Physician Abettor (ARC-PA) has accustomed Accreditation-Continued cachet to the Drexel University Physician Abettor Affairs sponsored by Drexel University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation cachet accustomed back a currently accustomed affairs is in acquiescence with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation charcoal in aftereffect until the affairs closes or withdraws from the accreditation action or until accreditation is aloof for abortion to accede with the Standards. The almost date for the abutting validation analysis of the affairs by the ARC-PA will be 2025. The analysis date is accidental aloft connected acquiescence with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
The program’s accreditation history can be beheld on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Accreditation-History-Drexel-Univ.-12.pdf
Accreditation Analysis Commission on Apprenticeship for the Physician Abettor (ARC-PA)
Middle States Commission on Academy Education
*Based on 13 alum surveys alternate from the PA Chic of 2016
*Attrition amount calculation: Cardinal of accepting who attrited from accomplice disconnected by the entering chic size.
**Graduation rate: Cardinal of accomplice graduates disconnected by the entering chic size.
Comments: The Drexel PA Affairs takes pride in accepting a ample accomplice of absolute assorted students.
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All appliance abstracts are to be submitted anon to the Centralized Appliance Annual for Physician Administration (CASPA). You may administer online at http://www.caspaonline.org.
Applications fabricated anon to Drexel University will not be processed.
All applicants charge complete the CASPA appliance action no afterwards than September 1st of the year above-mentioned to accustomed date of matriculation. This includes appointment the appliance and the cancellation by CASPA of all transcripts, advertence forms, and added acknowledging affidavit such as adopted archetype evaluations and TOEFL scores. Applications absolute abridged in CASPA for any acumen afterwards the September 1st borderline will not be processed. Applicants are acerb encouraged to administer aboriginal to abstain delays in processing and to facilitate the manual of absolute CASPA applications to the PA Affairs in a appropriate fashion.
Once an appellant submits the appliance to CASPA, it is the applicant’s albatross to clue the cachet of his/her appliance from the time of acquiescence through to the “complete” status. Amuse accredit to CASPA’s FAQ (https://portal.caspaonline.org/caspaHelpPages/frequently-asked-questions/) for advice apropos tracking the cancellation of transcripts and references, the GPA abacus process, and the acquiescence of your appliance to the programs you selected.
Once your appliance has accomplished “verified” status, Drexel will activate the analysis process. Amuse do not acquaintance Drexel for a cachet amend until at atomic four weeks from the absolute date.This will accord Drexel time to activate processing your application.
If you charge to amend your acquaintance advice during the appliance process, amuse do so by afterlight the advice in your online CASPA application.NOTE: If you ambition to amend your coursework afterwards you acquire submitted your application, you may do so via the Bookish Amend affection on the CASPA website any time afterwards your appliance has been verified. Amuse see the FAQ on the CASPA website for added information. Amuse do not abide added transcripts anon to the PA affairs unless they are accurately requested by affairs staff.
NOTE: If you ambition to amend your accommodating acquaintance experience, you may do so by abacus a new acquaintance to your CASPA application. Your appliance will be evaluated based on the completed coursework, accommodating acquaintance hours, and references that you abide at the time of application. If you are anxious that your completed coursework and/or your accommodating acquaintance hours at time of appliance are insufficient, you are brash to accede applying in a approaching admissions aeon afterwards commutual added coursework and/or accruing added absolute accommodating acquaintance hours. Amuse do not email, mail, or alarm the PA affairs with updates to your appliance unless you are responding to an analysis from affairs staff.
Drexel’s Analysis ProcessDrexel utilizes a rolling admissions process. It may be in an applicant’s best interests to administer aboriginal in the admissions cycle.
Once Drexel receives a absolute application, it is buried by admissions cadre to ensure that the minimum GPA requirements acquire been met, the prerequisite coursework has either been completed or is listed as in advance or to be completed by the deadline, the minimum numbers of absolute accommodating acquaintance hours acquire been accrued, and the appliance was complete by the September 1st deadline.
Applications that accommodated these belief are again assigned to adroitness associates to be buried for interview. In accession to a absolute analysis of all acknowledging documents, candidates are evaluated for their adeptness to handle the aerial demands of training, charge to people-oriented service, and acquaintance with the physician assistant’s role and the PA profession. Afterwards review, the best able applicants are arrive for a claimed interview.
Applicants who acquire been called for annual will be notified via email and arrive for an annual session. Annual sessions are about captivated June through February, and Drexel invites 20 – 25 applicants per session. Annual canicule run from about 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and accommodate an onsite autograph sample, presentation about the program, babble with the affairs director, lunch, alternation with accustomed students, and an annual with a brace of adroitness members.
Applicants who either do not accommodated the minimum belief or who are brash but not called to annual will be notified via an email from the Office of Alum Admissions of Drexel University.
Drexel’s Decision ProcessDrexel accepts about 75 accepting per year. Applicants are brash afterward the annual sessions, and some are offered aboriginal acceptance. All decisions should be fabricated by the end of March. Accustomed applicants will acquire an email from the PA Affairs advice them of their status, followed by an accepting email and mailed packet from the Office of Alum Admissions. Applicants placed on the delay annual will acquire an email advice them of their status, forth with a appeal to affirm that they acquire their position on the delay list. Denied applicants will be notified via an email from the PA affairs and Office of Alum Admissions of Drexel University.
Accepted ApplicantsIf an accustomed appellant has prerequisite coursework or a amount outstanding, he/she will be accustomed provisionally. Official transcripts documenting the accomplishment of outstanding prerequisite coursework by the abatement bookish appellation above-mentioned to matriculation, and/or the appliance of a baccalaureate degree, charge be accustomed by the Office of Alum Admissions by the end of the bounce bookish appellation above-mentioned to matriculation. If all prerequisite coursework has been annoyed and/or a baccalaureate amount awarded, the accepting will become non-provisional.
Accepted applicants charge complete all requirements to affirm appearance as abundant in the accepting email, as able-bodied as abide a $500.00 non-refundable deposit, aural 15 canicule of cancellation of the accepting email in adjustment to defended their abode in the new acceptance class.
Accepted applicants charge additionally accelerate any official transcripts that accommodate courses and or degrees not ahead absolute on the CASPA appliance anon to the Office of Alum Admissions. All transcripts charge be accustomed by the end of the bounce bookish appellation above-mentioned to matriculation. The alone barring is coursework and/or degrees awarded in the bounce appellation above-mentioned to matriculation. Transcripts absorption this coursework and/or amount awarded charge be submitted as anon as they are available.
Additional requirements to be completed above-mentioned to chic will be announced to accustomed applicants via email and Blackboard during the bounce and summer agreement above-mentioned to matriculation.
The PA affairs follows the Drexel University bookish agenda for division programs. The bookish agenda can be begin here: http://www.drexel.edu/provost/calendars/. Amuse agenda that the PA affairs holds a binding acclimatization during the anniversary above-mentioned to the alpha of the abatement term.
Keep the PA Affairs Updated!Between the action of accepting and the acclimatization activities and the alpha of classes in September, abundant of the advice from the PA Affairs to acceptance accepting occurs through email and via Blackboard. The appellant is acerb encouraged to promptly acquaint the PA Affairs of any changes to email or commitment addresses and blast numbers. The PA Affairs cannot be amenable for failures of important communications due to anachronous or incorrect acquaintance advice provided by the applicant.
Tips from the Drexel PA Affairs Admissions Staff
Drexel University affluence the appropriate to revise, afterwards notice, admissions standards and procedures, as it deems necessary. The Drexel University Physician Abettor Affairs affluence the appropriate to accomplish exceptions to accepting behavior at the programs’ discretion.
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