The UMHB MSPA program consists of 28 months of graduate curriculum resulting in a Master of Science in Physician Assistant degree. It is comprised of pre-clinical and clinical educational experiences. The pre-clinical phase is 12 months in duration consisting of courses that prepare graduate students for the clinical training. The clinical phase is 16 months in duration and is comprised of rotations in Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Behavioral and Mental Health, Family Medicine, and elective rotations. The last month of the clinical phase is devoted to preparing students for graduation and the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). Students will demonstrate their acquired medical research knowledge through a capstone research project and poster delivered prior to graduation.
The total academic credit awarded by the MSPA program is 120 credit hours.
Master's Degree Physician Assistant Program Accreditation Status
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-university-of-mary-hardin-baylor
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