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.
Students from the University’s Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program returned to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) to complete the third and final session of The Art of Observation workshop series. The program was created to help first year students become more aware of their personal biases, and to improve observation, listening, interpretation, communication and empathy skills when working with patients, their families, and collaborating as a member of a clinical team.
Faculty and students from the University’s Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program attended the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) conference in Denver, Colo., from May 18 to May 22.