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Physician Assistant

Southern Illinois University

M.Sc.
26 months
Duration
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
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About

SIU utilizes the Barrowsian Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method for delivery of the core of the curriculum.  PBL encourages self-directed learning, critical thinking, synthesis and application of knowledge, and problem-solving skills. Cases are based on real patient encounters and students spend greater than 500 hours in PBL small group settings.

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Overview

The mission of the Southern Illinois University Physician Assistant Program is to prepare healthcare professionals to provide primary health care to underserved populations in rural and health professional shortage areas. We will enhance this healthcare by preparing graduates who are interdependent medical providers, dedicated to both community and profession. The academic setting, utilizing Problem-Based Learning, will foster creative thinking and communication skills in our pursuit of excellence.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to the Profession
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Anatomy and Integrated Science
  • Patient Evaluation
  • Research Methods
  • Patient Education/Behavioral Science
  • Diversity in Medical Practice
  • Pharmacology II, III

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 26 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

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.
3.2 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  The overall grade point average (GPA) and the science GPA, as calculated by CASPA, must be at least 3.2 (A = 4.0). 
  • Healthcare experience is recommended for applicants.
  • Applicants must submit test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 
  •  Applicants will be evaluated on the overall submitted application package, academic potential, motivation, familiarity with the PA role, level of maturity, oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and potential for success in the SIU SOM PA Program and the PA profession.
  • Students are highly encouraged to be proficient in the use of computers before matriculation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35213 USD per year and a duration of 26 months.
  • National

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14085 USD per year and a duration of 26 months.

Funding

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