The Physician Assistant program at Southern Illinois University is offered by the School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine.
The physician assistant is often the first health care provider to see a patient and perform a variety of tasks including collecting historical and physical examination data from the patient and ordering appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests. The physician assistant synthesizes patient information and participates in formulating and executing a treatment plan to meet the patient’s needs.
A physician assistant can evaluate psychological aspects of a patient’s health, counsel when appropriate, and teach patients about primary health problems. The physician assistant makes referrals when indicated and can perform procedures, such as EKGs, venipuncture, casting, suturing, and injections. The physician assistant prescribes medications. Graduates of the PA Program are trained as primary care providers and awarded the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA) degree.
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- Problem Based Learning
- Behavioral Science/Patient Education
- Diversity in Medical Practice
- Holistic Medicine
- Clinical Anatomy and Integrated Sciences
- Patient Evaluation
- EKG and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
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- 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
- 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)
International35213 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 12 months.
National35213 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State14085 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Carbondale
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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