CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

200 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 2018–2019 times or events during the academic year and while on certain clinical rotations during the clinical year, as directed by the department. Lab coats (short, intern style) with prescribed patches and embroidery must be worn when attending off campus clinical assignments during both the didactic and clinical years. Lab coats are ordered during orientation week and will be received approximately one month later. All coats, scrubs suits, and dress attire should be neat, pressed, and cleaned as necessary to affect a professional image and appearance. If staining does not permit complete cleaning, the clothing item should be immediately replaced. Initial purchase and subsequent replacement of any uniform items are the responsibility of the student. Institutional, hospital, or clinic scrubs are NOT permitted at HPD. Institutional scrubs, as these are termed, are marked with the facility name. They are considered stolen property. Incidents will be handled as such. Physical Exam (Physical Diagnosis) Lab Attire Students in the didactic phase of the curriculum will be required to wear a uniform for physical diagnosis lab. Students also may be required to wear this uniform during end-of-rotation seminars during the clinical year. This uniform will consist of T-shirt and shorts. The T-shirt will be a gray, short-sleeved T-shirt with the PA Program logo on the front of it. No logo or writing should be on the back of this T-shirt. Pants must be navy blue gym-type shorts with an elastic waistband and draw strings with the program logo on the pant leg. All students must be prepared and able to remove the T-shirt for thoracic, cardiac, or chest wall and abdominal examination at any time during physical examination labs. Therefore, female students must wear a sports bra or similar under attire beneath the T-shirt. Athletic shoes and socks must be worn at all times in the lab except as dictated by the instructor. The physical diagnosis uniform is permitted to be worn only in the physical diagnosis lab. Jewelry, Body Piercing, and Tattoos Only appropriate jewelry for professional business attire is permitted. Visible body jewelry, such as rings for the nose, eyebrow, lip, chin, or tongue, is NOT permitted. Tattoos must be covered by clothing. Academic Promotions and Progression The progress of each student through the curriculum requires continuous, satisfactory academic performance. No student may advance to the clinical year of study without satisfactorily completing all of the didactic year’s courses. In addition, no student may complete the clinical-year curriculum and graduate without satisfactorily completing all of the required clinical-year courses. Any student failing a course or failing to exhibit satisfactory professional behavior will be referred to the Committee on Student Progress(CPS). (See Committee on Student Progress in the college section of this handbook). The program’s CSP meets at the end of each semester to review the progress of each student. The CSP makes recommendations to the program director/department chair (PD/DC) regarding the promotion of students. For students who are not promoted, the CSP may recommend any of the following: • deceleration of the academic program, resulting in a delay of graduation • repetition of the academic program, resulting in a delay of graduation