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The Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine (SOM) Physician Assistant (PA) Program began in 1997 and utilizes a problem-based learning (PBL) format for delivery of its medical curriculum. The Program is part of the SIU School of Medicine. The SIU PA Program has been a pioneer in using PBL, simulated patients, innovative evaluation techniques, and clinical mentoring programs.

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Upon completion of a bachelor’s degree and required prerequisites, the Physician Assistant Program includes 26 months, 7 semesters of intense Problem-Based Learning (PBL) modules with clinical experiences. These units of study are based on the most common disease states and preventative medicine guidelines utilized in medical practice. The curriculum is designed to prepare primary care providers for medical practice. All physician assistant courses are sequenced and are required of all students.

The first year of study (Phase I: Didactic) is completed on campus in Carbondale. This first year is centered on the PBL modules, as well as laboratory and clinical experiences.

The second year (Phase II: Clinical Rotations) is held at several Illinois locations, called hub sites. Second year students may be required to relocate to one of these hub sites. During the clinical rotation phase, students complete rotations in emergency medicine, family medicine, geriatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, and one elective of the students’ choice.

Phase III (the final eight weeks of the program) is the preceptorship. Students may complete the preceptorship at a site of their choice, with faculty approval.

Problem-Based Learning is ideally suited to PA education because students actively learn both the basic and clinical sciences. It is an innovative method of integrating and developing the medical knowledge, cognitive skills, and interpersonal growth required to produce what is desired in an SIUC physician assistant graduate.

The PBL cases used are based on real patient problems that are carefully selected by faculty to stimulate students’ learning in all relevant areas of basic clinical and behavioral sciences. A humanistic approach to medicine is stressed by the use of these cases. Patient cases are designed to incorporate signs and symptoms of patient’s varied problems that providers encounter in practice. PBL also encourages recall and effective application of knowledge and skills essential to the PA profession. Students work together, in small groups, with the assistance of a faculty facilitator to investigate carefully designed patient cases and identify learning issues. PBL provides flexibility for students as to when and how they study. The group, the facilitator, and the problem, all help to focus the student’s learning efforts.

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School of Medicine

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (26 ay)

Okul ücreti
US$30,000.00 (TRY 405,899) Yıllık

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Başvuru Tarihi

Planlanan April 2022

Başlangıç tarihi

Planlanan Haziran 2022


School of Medicine

975 S. Normal,



62901, United States

Giriş koşulları

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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA) Program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by the time of matriculation to the graduate PA Program. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of coursework (including all prerequisite courses) in a regionally accredited, degree-granting college/university.

The overall grade point average (GPA) and the science GPA, as calculated by CASPA, must be at least 3.2 (A = 4.0). The prerequisite course GPA, as calculated by SIU, must also be at least a 3.2 (A = 4.0).

The English language requirement may be met by submitting: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL; 80 on the internet-based TOEFL; 6.5 on the IELTS; 5.0 on the iTep Academic Plus Exam; C1 required on the Cambridge English Exam.

Deadlines: Apr 26.

Seçtiğiniz bölüme bağlı olarak farklı IELTS koşulları olabilir.


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