Memphis- Christian Brothers University (CBU) is holding its first Open House for the new Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program Tuesday, August 23, 4:00-7:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center, Buckman Hall.
CBU’s Physician Assistant program is the first and only PA program in Memphis. Its inaugural class begins in January 2012, and will be comprised of 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 will be accepted each year. The PA program allows students to prepare for one of the Top Seven Growth Professions.
The CBU Physician Assistant program curriculum will be 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 will focus 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 program is in the process of applying for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
Applications are currently being accepted for the first cohort that will begin January 2012. For admission requirements and to learn more about CBU’s new PA program, visit www.cbu.edu/PAS or contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at PAS@cbu.edu or call (901) 321-3388. ###