After being accepted into the program, but before enrolling, students are required to:
- Have a criminal background check. The cost of this is the student's responsibility. Drug screening and further background checks may be necessary depending upon clinical phase preceptor and/or institutional requirements. Ohio Dominican University reserves the right to rescind admission into its Physician Assistant Studies Program for students whose criminal background check comes back positive for any conviction, including, but not limited to, alcohol/drug-related offenses.
- Hold a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate.
- Provide proof of health screening and immunization status consistent with CDC recommendations for adults and healthcare workers. Student also must provide proof of basic health insurance.
Additionally, students are required to successfully pass a medical terminology examination administered shortly after the program begins in the first semester.
To prepare for this examination, students are strongly advised to study and complete the latest edition of Medical Terminology: A short course, by Davi-Ellen Chabner, WB Saunder Co. Publishing. Students will not advance in the program until they pass this examination.