October 1, 2019
College of Health and Human Sciences to celebrate Physician Assistant Week Oct. 6-12
Submitted by College of Health and Human Sciences
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.