Students in the Physician Assistant program will eventually have the opportunity to supplement their training by having access to two 3-D anatomy simulators the University recently purchased. The simulators aren’t meant to replace time in the cadaver lab, but will be used to aid the students’ learning when they cannot be in the cadaver lab because, for example, the lab is being set up for an exam and not available.
Salus University’s Physician Assistant Studies Program has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
According to the latest available data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as reported recently by the Philadelphia Business Journal, optometrists rank No. 7 and physician assistants rank No. 48 in the top 50 highest-paying jobs in the Philadelphia region that earn between $100,000 and $150,000.
Salus University has completed two new articulation agreements with Keystone College, one for a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree program and the second for a Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Master of Medical Science degree program.
The University’s Physician Assistant (PA) students participate annually in a hands-on pediatric workshop as an experimental learning component of the program’s physical diagnosis course. Pediatric patients, ranging from three months to seven years of age, served as the subjects for the exams. Their parents helped facilitate at each of the practice stations.