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Physician Assistant

South University, Tampa

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
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About

Are you looking for Physician Assistant degree programs in South University-Tampa? The South University, Tampa Master of Science in Physician Assistant degree program was founded to prepare students to help meet the growing health care needs* of patients throughout the United States.

Overview

The curriculum for the South University-Tampa Physician Assistant program was developed to prepare graduates who reflect the standards of professional practice and conduct. It offers fundamental medical concepts and theories, and provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to function, with physician supervision, as medical professionals who will serve as valued members of the health care team.

Learning outcomes

The South University, Tampa Physician Assistant Program is a nine-quarter (27 month) primary care physician assistant educational program. The didactic component is five quarters in length and the clinical component is four quarters in length. The curriculum sequence builds upon a firm foundation of basic sciences, together with a wide variety of clinical medicine coursework. All coursework is designed to prepare students for sound, ethical, clinical decision-making and to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and health maintenance services. In each quarter of the didactic component, there is a progressive mixture of basic science, research application, applied behavioral science, didactic clinical instruction, and applied learning experiences.

Applied learning experiences will be located at a variety of clinical sites to provide a link between classroom instruction and clinical experiences to enhance learning. Problem solving and case study techniques will be used extensively throughout the entire program in order to provide students with the clinical knowledge and skills they need to practice as competent physician assistants. The role of the physician assistant is consistently reiterated in that it demands intelligence, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, appropriate interpersonal skills, and the capacity to react to emergencies in a calm and reasonable manner. An attitude of respect for others and self, adherence to the concepts of privilege and confidentiality in communicating with patients, and a commitment to the patient’s welfare are also stressed in the program as essential attributes of the physician assistant profession.

The clinical phase is 12 months in length. Eight five-week clinical rotations are conducted at a variety of clinical sites. Five weeks of the clinical rotation are spent on site, and one week is spent on campus for exams, lectures, board preparation, and course work. The rotation specialties include Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Behavioral Medicine, Women's Health, and an elective of the student’s choice. Sites selected for clinical rotations include ambulatory, emergency, inpatient, and long-term care settings in public facilities, private practices, and teaching institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Medical Interviewing and Documentation
  • Physical Assessment I
  • Medical Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Laboratory Diagnostics
  • Professional Seminar I

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • South University Physician Assistant Program graduates are eligible to pursue licensure in all 50 states across the U.S. once they have passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) developed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17014 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17014 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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