Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Program

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Idaho State University awards the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree and a PA certificate upon successful completion of its 24-month graduate curriculum. A new class of students is enrolled each fall semester. In addition to a baccalaureate degree, students must have a cumulative prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher for the following required prerequisite courses: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Human Anatomy (as a single course or as part of a two semester combined anatomy and physiology course), Human Physiology (as a single course or as part of a two semester combined anatomy and physiology course), Statistics and Abnormal Psychology. For information about requirements and courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog or the program website, http://isu.edu/pa/.

Accreditation

The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of Physician Assistants, Inc. (ARC-PA). Graduates of this program are eligible to take the NCCPA’s Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE).

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Courses

PAS 4489 Independent Problems in Physician Assistant Studies: 1-3 semester hours.

Explores the field of Physician Assistant through experiential learning predominantly by participating in research with PA program faculty. May be repeated for up to 3 credits. PREREQ: Instructor Permission Required.

Faculty

Program Director and Associate Professor

Phelps

Program Associate Director and Assistant Professor

Sparrell

Medical Director, Caldwell

Anstett

Medical Director, Meridian

D'Souza

Medical Director, Pocatello

McClusky

Associate Professor

Phelps

Assistant Professors

Mirly

Sierra

Clinical Assistant Professors

Forbes

Hall

Johnson

Martin

Papa

Smith

Talford

Instructor

Allen

Visiting Professor and Research Coordinator

Domenech Rodriguez

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