If you are not a resident of North Carolina and you are taking an online course or hybrid program leading to professional licensure, High Point University cannot guarantee whether the course or hybrid program meets requirements for professional licensure in your state. Part-time or interrupted attendance is not an option, and no online classes are offered. PAs deliver health care services to diverse patient populations of all ages with a range of acute and chronic medical and surgical conditions, requiring the knowledge and skills to allow them to function effectively in a dynamic health care environment.
PAs practice medicine providing diagnostic and therapeutic services in all practice settings. Self-directed learning is a key component of the curriculum. As the PA profession is a second career for her, Professor Godfrey also brings with her the training and experience of having been a Radiation Therapist for approximately 3 years prior to attending PA school, rounding out her variety of experiences with the oncology patient population.
Jedlica is a board certified physician in Pediatric Medicine. Interactive lecture and small group formats are used to deliver the curriculum, highlighted by distinct experiential activities including problem-based learning, clinical simulation, standardized patients. Students meet at the end of each rotation to discuss and present experiences in seminar format.
The didactic phase of the program is an intensively integrated course of study.
High Point University recommends that you consult with the appropriate licensing agency or board in their state or territory—including states participating in NC SARA—prior to beginning their course of study. Exercise Science B. Related Graduate Programs. Department of Physician Assistant Studies. Norcross Hall. PAs practice with defined levels of autonomy and exercise independent medical decision making within their scope of practice.
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Students take part in supervised clinical rotations during which time they participate in the evaluation and management of patients in a wide variety of clinical areas. He most recently relocated from Norfolk, VA, where he practiced general and bariatric surgery as well as orthopedics.
The mission of the High Point University Physician Assistant Studies program is to deliver a student-centered, experiential curriculum grounded in high academic and ethical standards.
Within the physician-PA relationship, PAs provide patient-centered medical care services as a member of a health care team. The Clinical Phase takes place during the second year and spans a total of 12 months. The curriculum is structured around active-learning strategies, practical lab sessions, simulated case presentations, problem-based learning sessions, and off-campus clinical interaction. Heather has spent the vast majority of her clinical career practicing locally in the High Point area where she has formed invaluable relationships with local practices and providers.
As a hospital pharmacist, she provided clinical services in a neonatal intensive care unit. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone, and has been in clinical practice since His practice has included the supervision and training of practicing physician assistants, as well as student physician assistants. Accurately and concisely communicate patient encounter findings to other healthcare providers through written documentation and oral presentation. The program prepares graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to: Reliably perform the role of the PA and meet the demands of an expanding local, national, and global health care environment.
Congdon School of Health Sciences. Interpret diagnostic study typical for emergent, acute and chronic medical conditions. As student-focused educators seeking to be role models for what the health care profession should be, we believe our actions should always be cohesive with patient-centric, evidence-based medicine and our core values of:. PAs must possess strong cognitive and skill-based attributes and must function with the highest ethical standards in the delivery of health care to their patients.
Upon graduating, he began his career as a general and bariatric surgical physician assistant in Newark, Delaware working for the Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery. PAs may also be involved in medical research, medical education and health care administration at various levels. NC-SARA does not deal with professional licensing board approval for any courses or programs leading to professional licensure.
After 20 years of private medical practice in High Point, she brings her passion for experiential and problem-based learning to the MPAS program.
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Stephen Meyers graduated from medical school at the University of Louisville. After transitioning out of the Navy he spent the next 4 years working in family and urgent care medicine. The program strives to develop compassionate PAs who are self-directed, lifelong learners prepared to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care as members of an interprofessional health care team.
Her commitment to medical education stems from a desire to provide care based on science and compassion. The 27 month PA Program course of study is divided into a month didactic phase and a month clinical phase. This contractual relationship establishes a mutual commitment to quality clinical education of PA students by supporting required and elective Supervised Clinical Practice Experience SCPE both now and with future growth.
PA practice is characterized by clinical knowledge and skills in areas traditionally defined by family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, etc. An attitude of respect for self and others, adherence to the concepts of privilege and confidentiality in communicating with patients, and a commitment to patient welfare are essential attributes.
Beyond his clinical background, he has added interest and experience in areas that contribute to a curriculum that is practical and innovative in preparing students for future trends in health care. She received her medical degree and residency training from Wake Forest School of Medicine.
In addition to clinical practice experience, James brings several years of experience in the provision of immersive learning opportunities for students.
In addition, all students are required to produce a research project during their clinical year. The curriculum was deed to imaginatively blend critical thinking and intellectual inquiry with a practical need for innovation, skill, and knowledge within professional disciplines. Faculty and Staff. PAprogram highpoint.
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Although a Philly guy through and through, he and his wife have happily relocated to Winston Salem with their dog named Marvin. Students are able to further explore additional clinical interests by taking two electives in other areas or sub-specialties of medicine, as available.
At a minimum, however, physician assistants are educated in areas of basic medical science, clinical disciplines, and discipline-specific problem solving. Physician Assistants PAs are health-care professionals d or, in the case of those employed by the federal government, credentialed to practice medicine in association with deated collaborating physicians.
The Didactic Phase of the program takes place over 4 semesters of graduate level academic coursework. Brett Gordon. Diagnose potentially life- or function-threatening medical and behavioral health conditions. The vision of the High Point University Physician Assistant Studies Program is to be a national leader in PA education recognized for excellence in curriculum innovation, scholarship and community engagement.
Nolan Crain. This examination must be successfully passed in order for graduates to become eligible for licensure. Heather Garrison. Students are not required to supply their own clinical sites or preceptors. Michele Jedlica. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
They are autonomous members of the healthcare team, collaborating with physicians and partnering with other Health Care Professionals. These areas include coding, documentation, electronic medical records, eHealth, social media in health care, legal aspects of medicine and health care costs. While there are a series of individual courses that students must take, the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed are interwoven throughout all parts of the curriculum.
The program summative evaluation, given prior to graduation, is based on these program learning outcomes. Novant Health is an integrated Healthcare entity of 15 medical centers, greater than 1, physicians in over locations.
For Graduate Admissions Information. The PA role demands intelligence, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, appropriate interpersonal skills, and the capacity to react to emergencies in a calm and reasoned manner.
Stephen Meyers. Critically evaluate the medical literature, use current practice guidelines, and apply the principles of evidence-based medicine to patient care. Jedlica began her professional career as a Registered Pharmacist in community and hospital practice. View Gallery Here. Back to Home.
Related Undergraduate Majors. The innovative course of study includes an integrated set of educational experiences that focus on:. She has extensive clinical experience with expertise in the fields of Gastroenterology, Pain Management, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Her interests include pediatric development and nutrition, behavioral disorders and pharmacotherapeutics. In Brett went to work for the Pinehurst Surgical Clinic. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.
The program prepares graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to:. He brings to the MPAS program numerous professional contacts and resources that are essential to the development of the program. Professor Godfrey has a passion for teaching the next generation of PAs the importance of practicing Evidence Based Medicine and how to critically think about problems.
All 50 states have enacted legislation granting prescriptive privileges to PAs. The physician-PA team enhances both access to and delivery of high-quality health care. For questions about this disclaimer, please contact Dr. If you would like to visit us, please request a visit with the Graduate Admissions Team.
Specific tasks performed by PAs cannot be delineated precisely because of the variations in practice requirements mandated by geographic, political, economic and social factors.