2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

131 Master of Physician Assistant Studies Jen nifer Eames, MPAS, DHSc, PA-C Founding Physician Assistant Program Director The Hardin-Simmons University PA Program is dedicated to academic excellence in medical education. Our mission is to develop compassionate PA leaders who are committed to lifelong learning and community service. Working together as part of a greater healthcare team, our graduates will deliver exceptional healthcare to patients in West Texas and worldwide. Physician Assistant Program Goals Recruit outstanding PA students that will display a commitment to community service. Prepare PA students for the practice of medicine as exemplified by maintaining a high pass rate on the national certifying examination and attainment of employment after graduation. Provide training opportunities for PA students in rural and underserved medical arenas. Physician Assistant Program Admission Criteria Applications are accepted by applying to CASPA (Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants). A new class begins each fall semester. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university GPA minimum 3.0 Science GPA 3.0 GRE Required Health Care Experience Recommended Proposed Class Size 24-30 Program Length 27 months Overview of Prerequisite Requirements Hours Anatomy 4 Biology 8

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