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About

Oklahoma City University developed a Physician Assistant Studies program to impact the delivery of health care in Oklahoma. PAs have repeatedly demonstrated their value as competent, flexible and economically prudent medical practitioners in today’s society.

Overview

Key Features

With Oklahoma ranking near the bottom of states in access to primary care and in metrics of health status, a more robust PA workforce is a vital need for our citizens.

This milestone was accomplished with support from many PAs, physicians and community leaders who worked with faculty to develop a Program that produces graduates with a mission to improve the lives of citizens in the communities they serve through a thorough understanding of disease mechanisms, application of critical thought, community service, servant leadership and life-long learning.

The OCU curriculum provides 15 months of classroom training presented in an integrated systems-based format. In addition to the basic and medical sciences, the Program has a specific interest in developing student understanding of a variety of social and ethical issues faced in the medical humanities by reading and discussing short stories and novellas.

The classroom phase is followed immediately by 13 months of supervised clinical practice experiences in various medical settings and specialties. A unique aspect of the OCU program involves providing a parallel courses of study in business aspects of medicine. This added curriculum provides the OCU PA student a greater understanding of medical practice management which is critical to a successful practice. The final month of the PA Program is a time for students to demonstrate competence in the art and science of medicine and readiness to enter the PA profession.

Ongoing program self-assessment processes including analysis of test and skill performance data, student and faculty evaluations of courses and clinical experiences and analysis of graduate metrics will provide evidence that Program Goals and student learning outcomes have been satisfied. The Physician Assistant Studies program from Oklahoma City University makes these data and analyses available on its website for public review.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's Health
  • Behavioral Health
  • General Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by the Commission on Colleges of Regional Accrediting Organization is required. Applicants must earn a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation.
  • A minimum undergraduate or graduate degree GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.
  • A minimum of five biological science courses of three semester credits is required. The PA Program recommends courses in anatomy, physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, embryology, immunology, and microbiology. Courses with labs are preferred but not required. 
  • At least three chemistry courses are required; one of the three must be biochemistry.
  • Two courses in psychology are required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24999 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 74998 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    24999 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 74998 USD for the full programme during 36 months.

Living costs for Oklahoma City

911 - 1456 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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