October 1, 2019
College of Health and Human Sciences to celebrate Physician Assistant Week Oct. 6-12
The College of Health and Human Sciences, home to the developing Master of Science in physician assistant studies program, will celebrate national Physician Assistant Week Oct 6-12. During the week, program faculty and staff will offer a variety of opportunities to learn more about the physician assistant profession and K-State's new program.
Students can visit the table in Hoffman Lounge in Justin Hall through the entire week to learn more about the profession. Those students who have declared pre-physician assistant as a focus are invited to share their “why” through forms that will be displayed in the building.
Adam Dieker, health professions advisor, will host office hours from 9-10 a.m. in 119 Justin Hall throughout the week for any student who wishes to drop by and ask questions about being a physician assistant, preparing to apply to PA school or any other PA-related questions.
Monday, Oct. 7
The physician assistant program staff will hand out breakfast treats at 9 a.m. in Hoffman Lounge. Students can stop by for a breakfast treat and learn about the program.
Susan Watt, health professions advisor, will host open office hours from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in 119 Justin Hall. Interested students can drop by without an appointment to ask questions about being a physician assistant, preparing to apply to PA school or any other PA-related questions.
Thursday, Oct. 10
Nikki Tucker, physician assistant program clinical director, will host open office hours from 2-4 p.m. Students can drop by Justin 113 for a cookie and learn about the physician assistant program, PA school or the PA profession.
About the physician assistant program:
The physician assistant program will be in Mary and Carl Ice Hall on the Manhattan campus. Renovations are currently underway to provide adequate space for the program. The 27-month, full-time graduate program leading to a master’s degree in physician assistant studies, consists of three semesters of classroom instruction, followed by 15 months of clinical training. Physician assistant students will complete approximately 2,000 hours of hands-on clinical experiences, through 11 rotations at various clinics and hospitals across the state of Kansas, and beyond.
The program staffers are currently working toward accreditation, with a scheduled site visit in 2020. To learn more about the physician assistant program, please contact Sujatha Prakash, program coordinator, at email@example.com.