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    PA Studies

    Come to a program where the excitement is high, class sizes are low and faculty members know you by name. With MBKU's School of PA Studies, it's not just small classes, but a family feel.

  • PA students work in the hospital simulation suite

    PA Studies

    Come to a program where the excitement is high, class sizes are low and faculty members know you by name. With MBKU's School of PA Studies, it's not just small classes, but a family feel.

  • PA student walking to class

    PA Studies

    Come to a program where the excitement is high, class sizes are low and faculty members know you by name. With MBKU's School of PA Studies, it's not just small classes, but a family feel.

PA Studies

Academic Success Meets Community Service

The School of Physician Assistant Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University was founded in 2012 and offers a 27-month, post-baccalaureate program leading to the degree, Master of Medical Science.

Low student-teacher ratios (8:1), combined with collaborative community service outings, give the SPAS program a collegial, family-like atmosphere, where faculty knows you by name and provides the one-to-one attention you need to be successful.

Examples of community service opportunities shared by students and faculty include conducting health screenings, educating children, and serving at local food banks.

Innovation Through Interprofessional Education

Taught by MBKU faculty, interprofessional education is an innovative teaching approach that emphasizes communication, safety and quality of care. It prepares students of different disciplines to work in teams to deliver the best possible patient experience and outcomes.

 

Fall 2019 Application Deadline: November 1, 2018 by 9:00 p.m. PST

Other Reasons to Choose SPAS
Campus and Climate
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The MBKU campus, buildings and facilities are contemporary, well-maintained and equipped with modern health care technology. Add the great year-round weather and popular recreational attractions—including beaches, mountains, professional sports teams and more—and you have an unmatched environment in which to study, learn and grow.
Ideal Location
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MBKU is located in a residential, suburban neighborhood with many nearby apartments and rental houses for consideration.  About 50% of students live within one mile of the MBKU campus, which facilities a real sense of community among students.
Leadership Experience
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Our students, alumni, faculty and administrators are leaders in their communities and within local, state and national health organizations.  This is a shared source of pride for the entire MBKU family.
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Alumni Prove to be Critical Recruiting Tools for New Preceptors

People familiar with heath care professionals’ education know that preceptors are key to learning the fine art of practicing medicine. Book learning or didactic education is critical, but it is through clinical rotations that students truly learn patient-centered care, as well as the nuances of navigating the complicated terrain of health care.

“If the PA students are reading it in a book it is easier to forget how it is applicable to real life,” says PA Fineman.  “You can read all you want about congestive heart failure, but when you see it in a patient it cements the disease for the students. There is now a person behind the disease.”

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