Sullivan University is applying for accreditation-provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Sullivan University Physician Assistant Program anticipates matriculating its first class in June 2014, pending accreditation-provisional in March 2014 of ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation-provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its comprehensive accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards.
Minimum Prerequisites for the Entrance to Sullivan University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Program
|English Composition or a Communications course||
|Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, or Abnormal Psychology||
|General Chemistry I and II with General Chemistry Lab I and II||
|Human Physiology (or two courses A & P combined)||
*Students who completed four quarter hours can be considered as their respective semester equivalent course hours.
Pre-requisite Courses Available at Sullivan University System Schools
The following is a list of courses which are offered at Sullivan University System Schools that will satisfy some of the prerequisites for application to the Physician Assistant Program:
|Contact the Admissions Department at 502-456-6505|
| English Composition or a |
| ENG 101 (Composition I) OR
BUS 285 (Effective Communications and Human Relations) OR
COM 214 (Public Speaking) OR
COM 499 (Foundations of Communication)
|Introduction to Psychology or||PSY 214 (Introduction to Psychology) OR|
|Development Psychology||PSY 274 (Developmental Psychology)|
|Statistics||MTH 202 (Introduction to Statistics)|
|Microbiology||BIO 201 (Medical Microbiology)|
|Human Anatomy||BIO 202 (Anatomy and Physiology I) AND BIO 204 (Anatomy and Physiology II)|
|Human Physiology||BIO 202 (Anatomy and Physiology I) AND BIO 204 (Anatomy and Physiology II)|
Prerequisites do not have to be completed through Sullivan University System.
All pre-requisites must be completed and grades submitted prior to April 1, 2015.
- Possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
- Earn a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
- Earn a minimum cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.0 (if applicable).
- Earn a math and science pre-requisite grade point average of at least 3.0.
- A "C" or higher must be obtained in all prerequisite courses.
- Grades from all non-remedial courses completed post-high school are used to calculate the grade point averages. If a course is repeated, only the higher grade is used. (Non-remedial courses are courses numbered 100 or higher).
- Prior to consideration of an application, at least 70% of the math and science prerequisites must be completed with a grade posted on the official transcript(s).
- At least 250 direct patient contact hours from, but not limited to the following:
- medical assistant
- respiratory therapy
- medic, corpsman
- occupational therapy
- occupational therapy assistant
- physical therapy
- physical therapy assistant
- nursing assistant
- surgical or ER tech
- athletic trainer
- counselor in health care setting
- dental hygienist or assistant
- medical scribe
- All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by WES.
- A minimum TOEFL score of 26 in each section (if applicable).
- Complete a personal statement with the application.
- Submit 3 letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a PA, MD, or DO.
- Complete the SUPAP interview process (by invitation only).
- Agree to and pass the SUPAP criminal background check (no more than 45 days prior to the start of classes).
- Submit the following healthcare documentation prior to the start of the Physician Assistant Program:
- A physical examination (within three months prior to matriculation).
- Evidence of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); varicella; tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap); hepatitis B, all according to CDC guidelines.
- Evidence of an annual flu vaccine, according to CDC guidelines.
- An annual PPD or chest x-ray or clearance from a medical provider for applicants who could not receive a PPD.
- Evidence of health insurance.
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