The demand for well-educated physician assistants continues to grow. Between 2008 and 2018, job opportunities for physician assistants will increase by 39 percent, according to CNNMoney.com.
Physician assistants practice medicine under the direction of physicians. They are formally trained to examine patients, diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, perform procedures, assist in surgery, provide patient education and counseling, and make rounds in hospitals and nursing homes. Physician assistants can also prescribe medications.
In the fall of 2014, Ohio Dominican University will accept a select number of qualified high school seniors for early admission into our Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program.
The Physician Assistant Early Admission Program—a 4+2 program (undergraduate plus graduate)— is designed for highly motivated students with defined career goals.
Once their bachelor degree has been completed, students will begin ODU’s 27-month Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program. Our program is the only PA Studies program in Central Ohio.
Through the Physician Assistant Early Admission program, Ohio Dominican University guarantees qualified students enrollment to our highly competitive Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program.
Early admission is available only to high school students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and who have scored at least 28 on their ACT.
Applicants must also complete these prerequisites and take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for admission to the Masters program.
To maintain eligibility, students must hold a 3.7 overall GPA and a 3.6 GPA in all undergraduate science courses.
Ohio Dominican University has a state-of-the-art science building equipped with cadaver, clinical, psychology and environmental science labs.