NSU’s Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences PA - Orlando

6 | Physician Assistant Program PURPOSE AND PROGRAM GOALS PURPOSE • to provide a high-quality training program designed for, and dedicated to produc- ing, culturally competent physician assistants who will provide quality health care in rural, urban, underserved, and culturally diverse communities • to provide an exemplary educational experience that emphasizes primary medical care, yet will enable graduates to manifest competency and skill in a variety of clinical environments • to inspire graduates to pursue lifelong learning • to foster leadership qualities, which will enable graduates to improve access to quality, affordable health care • to heighten the stature of the physician assistant profession PROGRAM GOALS • produce competent graduates to provide primary health care • increase accessibility of quality health care in the primary care setting • develop in students the skills necessary for lifelong learning, as well as leadership roles in, and promotion of, the physician assistant profession Did You Know? The PA Department also offers an M.M.S./M.P.H. concurrent degree program providing an opportunity for students to attain a Master of Public Health degree in addition to the entry-level Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant degree. Information regarding this opportunity can be reviewed at the following website: healthsciences . nova.edu/pa/pamph.html. PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE Students are provisionally admitted to a degree-seeking program based on a review of unofficial transcripts or other specific program admission requirements. However, this admission includes a condition that final and official transcripts, documents, and requirements must be received within 90 calendar days from matriculation. If these final and official transcripts, documents, and/or requirements are not received by that time, the student will not be allowed to continue class attendance. Financial aid will not be disbursed to a provisional/conditional student until he or she has been fully admit- ted as a regular student (all admissions requirements have been approved by the col- lege/program admissions office). Students who have an unpaid balance 30 days from the start of the term will be assessed a $100 late fee.