CBU to Host Open House for PA Program

Memphis- Christian Brothers University (CBU) is holding an Open House for the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program Thursday, May 17, 4:30-7:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center, Buckman Hall. There will be tours and light refreshments.

CBU’s Physician Assistant program is the first and only PA program in Memphis. Its inaugural class began in January 2012 with 32 students who will be able to earn a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies within 27 months (seven continuous semesters). One new cohort is accepted each year. The PA program allows students to prepare for one of the Top Seven Growth Professions.

The CBU Physician Assistant program curriculum is delivered through traditional campus-based methods at the University, with clinical rotations located at sites throughout the Memphis metropolitan area, one of the nation’s leading medical centers. Using newly renovated space for both the didactic and laboratory components of the program, the curriculum focuses on six major competency components: medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, patient care, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.

Physician Assistants are licensed to practice medicine, issue prescriptions, and practice in all medical fields including primary care, internal medicine and subspecialties, as well as surgical and emergency care. The PA’s scope of practice may also include education, research, and administrative services.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Provisional Accreditation to the program. Provisional Accreditation is an accreditation status.

Applications are currently being accepted for the next cohort that will begin January 2013.  For admission requirements and to learn more about CBU’s PA program and this Open House, visitwww.cbu.edu/PAS or contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at pas@cbu.edu or call (901) 321-3388.

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