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Cuyahoga Community College/ Cleveland State University Physician Assistant Program 

Area of Study: Physician Assistant
Degree/Certificate: Post Degree Professional Certificate / Master's Degree Affiliation

  

 

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The Physician Assistant Program at Tri-C:
The Physician Assistant (PA) profession is one of the most exciting health careers in the forefront of health care today and one of the fastest growing occupations in Ohio. There is a growing demand for qualified PAs and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) can get you started in this rewarding career field where the average starting salary for first-year graduates is $77,000!

The Physician Assistant program at Tri-C leads to a Post-Degree Professional Certificate in Physician Assistant Studies and through a partnership with Cleveland State University, students also simultaneously earn a Master of Science in Health Sciences degree with a concentration in Physician Assistant Science.

 
Our program has a state of the art lab with two simulated operating rooms, a seven bed simulation clinic, a virtual practice room, and a Human Patient Simulator lab with Standardized Patient rooms that provide our students virtual and hands on training during the didactic phase.

  • Average cost of the PA program at Tri-C for in-county residents: $27,897.62.
  • Average incoming overall GPA of the graduating Class of 2014: 3.72 
  • Average incoming overall GPA of the graduating Class of 2015: 3.72

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAM (PANCE):
To attain the PA-C designation, you must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). PANCE is a computerized, multiple-choice test that comprises 360 questions that assess basic medical and surgical knowledge.  In order to take the PANCE, you must graduate from a program accredited by the ARC-PA as a Physician Assistant Program or a Surgeon Assistant Program. PA program graduates will be deemed to have graduated from an accredited program if their PA educational program was accredited at the time of their matriculation. Click on the link to view:

  CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S PANCE PASS RATES

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How to reach us

800-954-8742 
paprograms@tri-c.edu



Due to the high volume of applicants we do not meet individually with students, nor do we evaluate transcripts



CURRENT APPLICANT PROCESSING:
The Tri-C/CSU PA Class of 2014-2016 has been selected.  All final notification letters for the CASPA 2013-2014 cycle have gone out to Tri-C/CSU PA Program applicants.  If you have not received an email check your SPAM folder carefully.  CASPA advises all applicants to check SPAM daily and/or turn off all firewalls restricting receipt of CASPA emails.  The CASPA 2014-2015 cycle will open April 16, 2014 and close September 1, 2014 for Tri-C/CSU.







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Physician Assistant Program Outcomes 
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following program outcomes:  Physician Assistant Program Outcome Competencies
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