PA Admission Information

Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles

Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles

VISION

Excellence in PA Education

PROGRAM MISSION

Transform students into highly competent, compassionate, and professional PAs

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Foster an enthusiastic learning environment committed to student success
  • Promote patient-centered collaborative care
  • Model and cultivate compassion, professionalism, and leadership
  • Respond to the need for healthcare providers in Kansas
  • Encourage health care for rural, underserved, and diverse populations
  • Emphasize evidence-based practice and promote lifelong learning
PA Program Overview

PA Program Overview

The WSU PA Program offers a 26-month graduate course of study that leads to a Master of Physician Associate (MPA) degree.

Applicants vying for one of the 48 slots offered annually must have a strong background in the natural and clinical sciences supporting their bachelor’s degree. The selection process identifies applicants with a strong potential for success as a PA based on past academic performance, writing skills, healthcare experience, leadership, community service, professionalism, commitment to diversity, and interview.

WSU PA students are trained in the medical model, meaning that the educational focus is to learn evidence-based, patient-centered, team-based medicine: learning cause (pathophysiology) and effect (impact of disease on the body), diagnosis (symptoms, physical exam, labs, vitals) and treatment (e.g. pharmacology, rehabilitation, surgical), preventive and holistic approach to care (e.g. lifestyle, psychosocial, stress, diet), interprofessional teamwork, and life-long learning skills.

The first 14 months of the Program occur in the classroom setting through didactic courses, simulation, and experiential learning activities. The second 12 months of the Program occur in the clinical setting. Students complete 9 rotations within family medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, internal medicine, behavioral health, emergency medicine, surgery, and electives. At least two rotations will occur in rural / underserved communities. The Program is supported by preceptors throughout Kansas and surrounding states. Students are responsible for travel and room/board during the clinical year.

The WSU PA Program provides excellence in PA education by transforming students into highly competent, compassionate, and professional PAs ready to work in any type of healthcare setting. Our students develop the lifelong learning skills necessary to continue to enhance their professional growth and expertise throughout their careers. Our graduates continue to respond to the need for healthcare in rural communities, serving underserved and diverse populations.

MPA Curriculum

MPA Curriculum

 

First Year / Academic Year (approximately 14 Months)

First Summer Semester

PA 789        Clinical Anatomy (5 hours)

PA 789L      Clinical Anatomy Lab (1 hour)

PA 717        Professional Issues (1 hour)

First Fall Semester

PA 700        Clinical Practice I (2 hours)

PA 700L      Clinical Practice I Lab (1 hour)                                       

PA 710        Advanced Pharmacotherapy I (3 hours)

PA 716        Clinical Laboratory (2 hours)

PA 718        Clinical Medicine Cardiology (3 hours)

PA 727        Preventive Medicine (2 hours)

PA 729        Clinical Behavioral Medicine (2 hours)

PA 731        Clinical Medicine Dermatology (2 hours)

PA 732        Clinical Medicine EENT (2 hours)

PA 800        Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice (2 hours)

First Spring Semester

PA 711        Advanced Pharmacotherapy II (3 hours)

PA 719        Clinical Medicine Pulmonology (3 hours)

PA 721 Clinical Medicine Genitourinary Renal (2 hours)

PA 722        Clinical Medicine Gastroenterology (3 hours)

PA 724        Clinical Medicine OB/GYN (3 hours)

PA 728        Clinical Medicine Endocrinology (2 hours)

PA 736        Clinical Practice II (2 hours)

PA 736L      Clinical Practice II Lab (1 hour)

PA 741        Clinical Medicine of Bone and Joint Disease (1 hour)

PA 780  Clinical Skills (1 hour)

PA 834  Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice (1 hour)

Second Summer Semester

PA 734 Clinical Medicine Neurology (2 hours)

PA 742        Clinical Medicine Orthopedics (1 hour)

 

Second Year / Clinical Year (approximately 12 Months)

Second Summer Semester

1st Rotation         Clinical Rotation (4 hours)

Second Fall Semester

PA 896        Directed Study in Research I (2 hours)

2nd through 4th   Clinical Rotations (12 hours*)

Second Spring Semester

PA 897        Directed Study in Research II (2 hours)

PA 850        Experiential Learning: Professionalism, Service, Research & Interprofessional (1 hour)

5th through 7th    Clinical Rotations (12 hours*)

Third Summer Semester

8th through 9th    Clinical Rotations (8 hours*)

*Note credit hours will be reduced by 1 hr for the semester in which PA 809 (a 3 credit hour rotation) is taken.

 List of Required Clinical Rotations

  • PA 801 Clinical Rotation – Family Medicine (4 hours)
  • PA 802 Clinical Rotation – Pediatric Medicine (4 hours)
  • PA 803 Clinical Rotation – Women’s Health (4 hours)
  • PA 804 Clinical Rotation – Internal Medicine (4 hours)
  • PA 805 Clinical Rotation – Behavioral Health (4 hours)
  • PA 806 Clinical Rotation – Surgery (4 hours)
  • PA 807 Clinical Rotation – Emergency Medicine (4 hours)
  • PA 808 Clinical Rotation – Elective I (4 hours)
  • PA 809 Clinical Rotation – Elective II (3 hours)

Total number of credit hours are subject to change.

Program Cost - Tuition, Fees & Expenses

Program Cost - Tuition, Fees and Expenses

Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents.

Tuition and Fees

TUITION Credit Hours Resident & Shocker City Partnership at $326.15 / cred hr Shocker Select / Midwest Exchange / Global Select at $489.24 /cred hr Nonresident at $801.01 / credit hr
1st Summer Semester 7 $2,283 $3,425 $5,607
1st Fall Semester 21 $6,849 $10,274 $16,821
1st Spring Semester 22 $7,175 $10,763 $17,622
2nd Summer Semester 7 $2,283 $3,425 $5,607
2nd Fall Semester 14 $4,566 $6,849 $11,214
2nd Spring Semester 15 $4,892 $7,339 $12,015
3rd Summer Semester 7 $2,283 $3,425 $5,607
Total Tuition 93 $30,332 $45,499 $74,494
Additional Fees (see below)   $29,294 $29,294 $29,294
Total Tuition & Fees   $59,626 $74,793 $103,788

Shocker City Partnership students (residents of selected major metropolitan areas in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas) and Legacy Tuition students (your parent, step-parent, legal guardian, grandparent or step-grandparent graduated from WSU with an associate, bachelor, master or doctoral degree) are eligible for regular in-state tuition; see https://www.wichita.edu/admissions/undergraduate/tuition_programs/index.php for those counties.

Shocker Select and Midwest Student Exchange students (residents of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin) are eligible for a 33 percent discount on out-of-state tuition; see https://www.wichita.edu/admissions/undergraduate/tuition_programs/index.php for those locations.

 

 

Additional Fees

ADDITIONAL FEES Charge per credit hour or per semester 1st Summer 1st Fall 1st Spring 2nd Summer 2nd Fall 2nd Spring 3rd Summer Total for Degree
WSU Campus Infrastructure Fee $20.58/ credit hr $144 $432 $453 $144 $288 $309 $144 $1,914
WSU Stud Support Services (Fa/Sp) $703 / fa & sp sem   $703 $703   $703 $703   $2,811
WSU Stud Support Services (Sum) $352 / sum sem $352     $352     $352 $1,056
CHP Credit Hr Fee for PA Courses $20 / credit hr $140 $420 $440 $140 $280 $300 $140 $1,860
PA Program Fee $1400 / semester $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $9,800
PA Testing Fees $350 / semester $350 $350 $350 $350 $350 $350 $350 $2,450
PA 789L Anatomy Lab Fee $100 / course $100             $100
PA 800 Online Course Fee $144 / course   $144           $144
PA801-809 Clinical Rotation Fee $1000 / course       $1,000 $3,000 $3,000 $2,000 $9,000
Technology Fee $1.00 $7.00 $21.00 $22.00 $4.00 $14.00 $15.00 $7.00 $91.00
Transportation Fee $0.75 $5.25 $16.00 $17.00 $3.00 $11.00 $11.00 $5.00 $68.00
Total Additional Fees / Semester   $2,498 $3,486 $3,385 $3,393 $6,046 $6,088 $4,398 $29,294

WSU = Wichita State University; CHP = College of Health Professions; PA = Physician Associate; Sp = Spring; Fa = Fall; Sum = Summer

 

Other Student Expenses**

Admissions Background Check (~$150) Student must obtain, pay for, and successfully pass a full background check as a condition of acceptance into the Program.
Clinical Year Background Check (~$25) Students may be required by some clinical rotation sites to obtain, pay for, and successfully pass a repeat background check prior to beginning rotations.
Fingerprint Fee (~$25) Students may be required by some clinical rotation sites prior to beginning rotations.
Drug Screen (~$25) Students must obtain, pay for, and successfully pass a 10 panel drug screen before beginning clinical rotations.  
Immunization Tracker ($35 total) Students must subscribe to the Program's selected immunization tracking software throughout the Program.  
myClinicalExchange ($40) Students may be required to register with this service by some clinical rotation sites prior to beginning rotations.
Graduation Fees ($100) PA White Coat Graduation Ceremony ($100)
Program provides licensure paperwork for two states free of charge - additional requests are $20 each 
Health Insurance (cost varies by student, approx $2,500) Students must maintain personal health insurance throughout the Program.  Cost varies by student.  For  information about a WSU student health insurance option see: https://www.wichita.edu/services/studenthealth/HealthInsuranceGeneral.php 
Physical Exam & Immunizations (cost varies by student, approx $100) Annual physical exam required; immunizations must remain current throughout the Program.  Cost varies by student. 
Textbooks (~$1,000) Estimated costs of textbooks for classroom and clinical instruction.
Supplies (~$520 total) Additional supplies include: anatomy scrubs/lab coat ($75), anatomy gloves ($10), Program scrubs ($170), short white coat ($200), ID badges ($15), suture kit ($50).
Medical Equipment (~$1,000) Medical equipment list will be discussed at Program orientation.
Laptop Computer (~$800) All students must have a laptop computer.  Cost varies by student.
Local Transportation / Housing (cost varies by student) Transportation and living costs (room and board) are not covered during any phase of the Program.  Living expenses vary by student depending on personal situation and assigned rotations during the clinical year.  Average monthly rent in Wichita is $850.  For WSU Housing Information see: https://www.wichita.edu/student_life/housing/.
Additional Transportation / Housing during Clinical Year (~$2000 - $3000) Transportation and living costs are not covered during any phase of the Program.  Clinical rotations occur throughout Kansas and surrounding areas, and students should expect to pay for housing at one or more clinical rotation sites.  Some students maintain their local housing during the clinical year and others do not.  Therefore, students should expect an increase in transportation / housing costs during the clinical year.    

**PLEASE NOTE:  Additional tuition and fees may apply as a result of remediated coursework, exams, or assessments; broken or lost laboratory equipment; and other factors affecting Program progression/completion including but not limited to deceleration and delayed graduation.

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Estimated Cost of Attendance

Learn more about what your cost of attendance could be at Wichita State. We've listed the average resident and non-resident expenses you are likely to incur during the academic year (fall and spring semesters).

 
Admission - Timeline

Admission Timeline

  • Apr 29, 2023: CASPA application opens
  • Sep 1:  All application materials must be submitted to CASPA by Sep 1.
  • Oct — Nov: Candidate interviews
  • Dec — Feb: Candidates are notified of acceptance
  • Friday, May 31, 2024: Mandatory Program Orientation
  • Monday, Jun 3, 2024:  Summer Courses Begin
Admission - How To Apply

Admission - How To Apply

[Application 1] CASPA Application - due Sep 1

  • Questions: All questions concerning Central Application Service for PA (CASPA) should be directed to Customer Service by phone at 617-612-2080 or by email at caspainfo@caspaonline.org. CASPA Portal: https://caspa.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login
  • Do not submit your CASPA Application until ALL transcripts and required materials have been uploaded. Transcripts added after CASPA has received and verified your application cannot be included within the application to our Program. If the additional transcripts included core prerequisites, your application will be rejected.     
  • A Note about Summer Core Science Prerequisites: If you are still taking any of the core science prerequisites at the time you apply, be sure to upload these transcripts before submitting to CASPA or your application will be rejected.
  • After your application has been verified by CASPA and reviewed by our Manager of Admissions, all students meeting the Program’s minimum requirements will receive a Supplemental Application (Application 2).

[Application 2] WSU PA Supplemental Application - due 10 days after receipt of request

  • Questions: All questions concerning the Supplemental Application should be directed to PA.Shockers@wichita.edu
  • All students meeting our minimum requirements will receive an email link to pay the Supplemental Application Fee ($75 non-refundable). The confirmation email you receive after paying the fee will contain your link to the Application. The purpose of the Supplemental Application is to collect additional information important to our wholistic admissions process.
  • After completing the Supplemental Application, complete the Graduate School Application (Application 3).

[Application 3] WSU Graduate School Application - due Sep 1

  • Questions: All questions concerning the Grad School Application should be directed to 316-978-3095 or by email to wsugradschool@wichita.edu.
  • Application to the Graduate School is a separate process from CASPA and the PA Supplemental Application and must be completed with each application cycle.
  • Grad School Application fee is $60 non-refundable (For students with international transcripts, the fee is $75).
  • Acceptance to the Grad School is contingent upon acceptance to the PA Program. The Grad School application only requires unofficial copies of transcripts. Only upon admission to the PA Program, will you be required to submit official transcripts to the Grad School.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

WSU does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of age (40 years or older), ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance has been designated to handle inquiries regarding WSU’s non-discrimination policies (https://www.wichita.edu/administration/oiec).

Admission - Technical Standards

Admission - Technical Standards

The WSU PA Program curriculum incorporates the teaching of technical skills necessary for the practice of medicine. Students must be able to perform successfully in a wide variety of clinical situations, and therefore are required to have adequate ability in physical, cognitive and behavioral areas. Students are expected to confirm their ability to meet the following standards (with or without reasonable accommodations consistent with applicable law) upon admittance to the program.

Physical abilities required for satisfactory completion of curriculum:

  • The ability to observe demonstrations and other forms of instruction, as well as the observation of patients for physical evaluation is necessary. Observation necessitates the functional use of vision both at a distance and close at hand. Other sensory modalities, such as touch and smell enhance observation.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English is necessary. Communication necessitates the ability to speak, hear and perceive nonverbal communication. Writing, reading, interpreting graphs and diagrams, as well as computer literacy, are also essential for effective communication throughout the PA Program curriculum and in patient care.
  • The ability to perform physical exams, diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, and treatment modalities for general and emergent medical care requires sufficient sensory and motor function. The curriculum requires that students have coordination of both gross and fine muscular movements, equilibrium and other sensory function to perform tasks such as intubation, catheterization, suturing, cast application, palpation, auscultation, administration of intravenous medication, basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), etc.

Cognitive abilities required for satisfactory completion of curriculum:

  • Analytical reasoning, problem solving, critical thinking, and the ability to intellectually grasp and apply a large volume of information are essential for successful completion of the curriculum. These skills include understanding of measurements and calculations. Students are required to integrate information from patient histories, exams, and diagnostic tests and then relate it to medical knowledge to form diagnoses and treatment plans.

Behavioral abilities required for satisfactory completion of curriculum:

  • The ability to maintain appropriate relationships with colleagues, faculty, patients and other health care professionals conducive to quality medical care and services is necessary. This requires emotional intelligence, compassion, concern for others, and a motivation to service.
  • The ability to demonstrate maturity, initiative, dependability and reliability, ethical and professional behavior, and use of clean and tactful language is necessary.
  • The ability to practice good judgment when providing patient care, identify one’s limitations and seek help when necessary, and willingness to take responsibility for decisions and actions is necessary. 
  • The curriculum includes a demanding schedule, changing clinical environments, and uncertainties inherent to medical care; therefore, students must be able to demonstrate flexibility and function effectively under stress

If you have questions about these technical standards or your ability to meet them, you are encouraged to discuss them with the Wichita State University ODS prior to the interview process. ODS resource can be accessed at www.wichita.edu/disabilityservices. Any student with an ability limitation or in need of special accommodation should notify the Program Director in writing prior to the beginning of didactic coursework or immediately upon obtaining knowledge, awareness or diagnosis of such a condition requiring accommodation.

Reasonable Accommodations

Wichita State University’s Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides students with learning, mental, or physical disabilities an equal opportunity to attain their academic and personal goals to the fullest of their abilities.  A “qualified individual” with a disability is one who, with or without reasonable accommodations, meets program academic requirements and Technical Standards. Students wishing to request reasonable accommodations must contact the Wichita State University ODS.

ODS determines qualified disability status and assists students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. ODS requires differing types of documentation based on the specific disability or disabilities. Detailed eligibility guidelines as well as documentation guidelines adopted by the Kansas Association of Higher Education and Disability are available on the ODS website. (https://www.wichita.edu/services/disability-services/Students/servicepolicies1.php). Decisions regarding reasonable accommodation are determined on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration each student’s disability-related needs, disability documentation, and program requirements. While the program will make every effort to work with students with a disability to accommodate their disability-related needs, the program is not required to provide accommodations that fundamentally alter or waive essential program requirements. Students should contact OSD directly at disability.services@wichita.edu or 316-978-3309.

Admission - Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor's Degree: All applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US institution before beginning the PA Program. This means you must have already completed your bachelor’s degree at the time of application or will receive the degree by May of the following year.
    1. International Transcripts:  Coursework taken at a university outside of the US must be from a recognized institution in that country whose requirements are substantially equivalent to a US 4-year bachelor’s degree. Approval of the bachelor’s degree requires verification by both CASPA and the WSU Graduate School. CASPA requires that international transcripts be evaluated by the World Education Services (WES) and submitted to CASPA as part of the CASPA Application and verification process. All applicants must also apply to the WSU Graduate School who will also verify that the degree meets WSU requirements. Acceptance of international coursework is determined on a case-by-case basis. (See English Proficiency below)
    2. English Proficiency:  Applicants with international transcripts must submit English proficiency test scores as part of the WSU Graduate School Application by Sep 1. Exceptions to the English Proficiency requirement include those who graduated from a university located in the US, UK, Canada, or New Zealand within the last two years or have a US Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).  Acceptable proficiency scores include either the TOEFL (minimum internet based score of 79); the Academic Module of the IELTS exam (minimum internet based score of 6.5); or the PTE-Academic (minimum internet based score of 58).  Scores must be less than two years old.
  2. Grade Point Average (GPA): A minimum GPA of 3.00 (4.0 scale) is required for both overall coursework and science course work. The overall and science GPAs will be calculated by CASPA using all courses on the transcripts you submit to CASPA.
  3. Core Science Prerequisites: All core science prerequisites must be completed with transcripts uploaded to CASPA when your application is submitted to WSU. If you submit your application to CASPA before you have submitted ALL transcripts for the core science prerequisites, your application will be rejected. Although CASPA allows you to submit transcripts after their verification process is complete, the WSU PA Program will NOT accept these additional transcripts and your core science prerequisites will be considered incomplete. All core science prerequisites must have a letter grade awarded be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher. The only exception to this rule is core science prerequisites taken during Spring 2020 when some university’s were not offering letter grades due to COVID.
  4. Other Prerequisites: All other prerequisites must be completed before beginning the PA Program. This means you must have completed all of the other prerequisites by May of the following year. All other prerequisite course work must be completed with a “C-” grade or higher.
  5. Transcript evaluation is not provided by WSU PA Department personnel. Please compare your prerequisite courses to the WSU Undergraduate Catalog.
  6.  Letters of Recommendation: All three (3) letters of recommendation must be submitted directly to CASPA by Sep 1. It is your responsibility to ensure submission to CASPA prior to the deadline. WSU does not accept documents outside of the CASPA application process.
  7. Academic and Technical Standards: Applicants must be able to meet the WSU PA Program Academic and Technical Standards. Please carefully review these standards.
  8. Health Care Experience: Direct patient care experience is strongly preferred, but not required.
  9. Interview: Selected applicants will be invited for an interview with program faculty. Attendance is required but does not assure admission to the program. The purpose of the interview is to assess your academic potential, healthcare experience, leadership, community service, professionalism, commitment to diversity, motivation and commitment to the PA profession, and interpersonal and communication skills.
  10. Background Check: Admitted students, at their own expense, must pass a background check prior to program admission. In addition, Clinical rotation sites require students to undergo random serum or urine drug testing at the expense of the student. Inability or refusal to do so will result in suspension or dismissal from the program.
  11. Pre-Admission Standardized Tests: We do NOT require the GRE or PA-CAT.

Program requirements will not be waived for any reason.  Experiential credit toward prerequisites or advanced standing will not be granted. Transfer credit policies can be found in the latest edition of the WSU Graduate Catalog. Student positions will not be held from year to year. If an applicant rejects or cancels an offered position at any time prior to starting the program, the individual will have to re-apply at a future date.

Prerequisite Coursework

All CORE SCIENCE PREREQUISITES must be complete with grade on official transcripts when application is submitted and verified by CASPA. Transcripts submitted to CASPA after application is verified are not accepted by WSU PA Program.

  • Human Anatomy with Lab & Human Physiology (5 credit hours for Cycle 2024 and 2025, 8 credit hours for Cycle 2026): Core Science Prerequisite must be completed at time of application. Lab must accompany anatomy, but is not required for physiology. Must emphasize human body systems rather than animal. All anatomy and physiology prerequisites must be less than 10 years old. May be taken as combined or separate courses. Attention: Starting with the 2026 application cycle 8 credit hours of Human Anatomy with lab & Human Physiology will be required!
  • Chemistry (3 semesters total): Core Science Prerequisite must be completed at time of application. Must have a total of 3 semesters of Chemistry. Introduction to Chemistry cannot be used to fulfill the Chemistry requirements
    • General Chemistry I with Lab (1 semester): Lab required
    • General Chemistry II with Lab (1 semester): Lab required
    • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry (1 semester): Either Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry is sufficient. Lab is NOT required
  • Biology (1 semester):  Core Science Prerequisite must be completed at time of application. General Biology or higher level biology that covers human systems. Lab is NOT required.
  • Microbiology with Lab (1 semester): Core Science Prerequisite must be completed at time of application. Must include lab component.
  • Genetics (1 semester): Core Science Prerequisite must be completed at time of application. A wide variety of genetic courses are accepted including general and advanced, human and non-human. Lab is NOT required.
  • Medical Terminology (1 semester): A wide variety of courses are accepted. May be outstanding at time of application, but must be completed prior to beginning the Program
  • Statistics (1 semester): Elementary Statistics or higher level statistics. A wide variety of statistics courses are accepted. May be outstanding at time of application, but must be completed prior to beginning the Program.
  • Psychology (1 semester): General Psychology or higher level psychology. May be outstanding at time of application, but must be completed prior to beginning the Program.

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

These courses allow students to demonstrate their ability to succeed in upper-level science/medical coursework and prepare students for the rigors of PA education.

  • Pharmacology
  • Anatomy & Physiology coursework beyond the required 5 hours
  • Pathophysiology
  • Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry beyond the required prerequisites

RECOMMENDED

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Epidemiology
  • Gerontology
  • Health Care Policy
  • Medical Ethics

Questions regarding requirements for admissions should be submitted via email to  PA.Shockers@wichita.edu.  Most emails receive a reply within 72 hours; however some inquiries require more time, so please allow 1 week for a response.

Admission - Patient Care Experience

Patient Care Experience

Direct patient care experience is expected, but not required. Experience listed on your application will be verified.

EXAMPLES OF DIRECT PATIENT CARE EXPERIENCE THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Chiropractic Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dialysis Aide
  • EMT/MICT
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Medical Technologist
  • Mental Health Care Counselor
  • Military Corpsmen
  • Nurse, Nurse Aide
  • Optometry Assistant
  • OR Technologist
  • Paramedic
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapist / PT Assistant
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Scribe
  • X-Ray Technologist

EXAMPLES OF ACTIVITIES THAT ARE NOT DIRECT PATIENT CARE EXPERIENCE

  • Caring for a family member
  • Experience which is part of a healthcare training program (i.e., clinical rotations, field work, or internships)
  • Medical records personnel or clerical worker in a medical office/hospital
  • Pharmacy technician/clerk
  • Providing first aid as a coach, scout leader, etc.
  • Shadowing or observation of any kind

SHADOWING

Shadowing is expected, but not required. Shadowing is advantageous because it can help you better understand the role and responsibilities of a PA.

 

Admission - Information Sessions

Admission - Information Sessions

Information Sessions are held periodically to provide prospective applicants, family and/or potential employers with information regarding:

  1. PA Profession Overview
  2. Tuition & Fees
  3. WSU PA Education
  4. WSU Students/Alumni
  5. Why Choose WSU? Why Choose Wichita?
  6. Application Process
  7. Q/A with Current WSU PA Students
  8. Building Tour Available (when held live at WSU Old Town Campus)

If you are interested in attending an upcoming information session click the link below to view the schedule and register.

Information Session Schedule and Registration

 

Pre-PA Student Organization

If you are a WSU undergraduate student interested in the PA profession, please join our Pre-PA Student Organization.

Pre-PA Student Club