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Kettering College Plans for Fall 2020 Semester Due to Coronavirus

Kettering College is prepared to deliver a quality academic experience while keeping the safety of our students, staff, and faculty at the forefront as we return to campus for the fall 2020 semester.

Classes begin Monday, August 31.

  1. A blended method of instruction will be used. We will have a combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences.
  2. Clinical training will be face-to-face at clinical sites and through simulation activities on campus.
  3. Laboratory work will primarily be on campus.
  4. Lecture or didactic work will be a combination of face-to-face and online delivery.

For more details about the fall semester, visit www.kc.edu/return-to-campus.

For up-to-date information about the coronavirus and Kettering College, visit www.kc.edu/coronavirus.

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Curriculum

MPAS Curriculum

Note: To progress from the summer semester to fall semester, official record of degree and/or prerequisite requirements must be documented in the admissions office prior to the end of the summer semester.

    • Semester 1 (begins in May) - Summer

      Semester 1 (begins in May)
      Summer
      PHAS 500Intro to the PA Profession1
      PHAS 502Patient Interviewing & Documentation2
      PHAS 532Introduction to Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
      3
      PHAS 512CMM Dermatology1
      PHAS 551Behavioral Medicine2
      PHAS 553Clinical Genetics2
      PHAS 570CMM Hematology and Oncology2
      RELP 316Spirituality in Healing & Healthcare (3+2 Human Biology students only)3
      RELP 507Clinical Ethics I1
      TOTAL CREDITS14 (17)
    • Semesters 2, 3, 4 - Fall Winter Summer

      Semesters 2, 3, 4
       FallWinterSummer
      PHAS 508Evidence-Based Medicine1    
      PHAS 571CMM Infectious Disease2    
      PHAS 516CMM ENT3    
      PHAS 517CMM Cardiovascular Medicine9    
      PHAS 522CMM Endocrinology3    
      PHAS 529CMM Nephrology3    
      PHAS 518CMM Pulmonology  5  
      PHAS 526CMM Gastroenterology  6  
      PHAS 533CMM Musculoskeletal Medicine  5  
      PHAS 534CMM Neurology  6  
      RELP 508Clinical Ethics II    1
      PHAS 561Pediatrics    2
      PHAS 574Women's Health    3
      PHAS 566Surgical & Emergency Care    3
      PHAS 567Integration of Clinical Medicine Seminar    1
      RELP 601Applied Spiritual Care I1
      TOTAL CREDITS212211
    • Semesters 5, 6, 7 - Fall Winter Summer

      Semesters 5, 6, 7
       FallWinterSummer
      RELP 602Applied Spiritual Care II1
      PHAS 642-644Clinical Rotations9
      PHAS 637Capstone Prep I1
      PHAS 631Health Policy and PA Professional Practice 1
      PHAS 638Capstone Prep II1  
      PHAS 615Objective Structured Clinical Examination1
      PHAS 645-647Clinical Rotations9
      PHAS 648-649Clinical Rotations6
      PHAS 641Capstone Project1
       TOTAL CREDITS11127
    • Total Credits for Degree

      Total Credit Hours: 98
      (3+2 Human Biology only): 101

       

      CMM indicates Clinical Medicine Module 

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MPAS Clinical Training

The clinical phase of the physician assistant program is 40 weeks. Each student is required to progress through seven required rotations: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery, Behavioral Medicine, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, and Emergency Medicine. Each of these rotations is approximately five weeks long. Additionally, each student must complete one elective rotation.

The clinical education is taught by physicians and physician assistants. Each student is evaluated by his or her preceptor for the designated rotation. Students return to Kettering College for testing as well as didactic and clinical skill assessments.

  • REQUIRED ROTATIONS

    • Internal Medicine

      Emphasizes pathophysiology, evaluation, diagnosis, and management of systemic and chronic diseases and conditions found in the clinical practice of internal medicine.

      Teaches proper data collection through history and physical examination, formulation of accurate problem lists, accurate investigation, and treatment plans.

      Emphasis placed on geriatric patients and complex patients with chronic and co-morbid conditions.

    • Family Medicine

      Emphasizes the pathophysiology, evaluation, diagnosis, and management of systemic diseases and conditions unique to the clinical practice of family medicine.

      Teaches proper data collection through history and physical examination, formulation of accurate problem lists, accurate investigation, and treatment plans.

    • Surgery

      Provides an orientation to patients of various ages with surgically manageable disease.

      Emphasis on the preoperative evaluation and preparation of patients for surgery, assistance during the intraoperative period to develop an understanding of team member roles and operative procedures, and the care of surgical wounds and postoperative complications.

    • Behavioral Medicine

      Designed to provide an understanding of the behavioral components of health, disease, and disability.

      Exposure to patients with a variety of emotional illnesses and disabilities is used to develop informed history-taking and mental status examination skills, abilities to recognize and categorize psychiatric disturbances, and techniques of early intervention and psychiatric referral.

    • Pediatrics

      Emphasizes care of the child from birth through adolescence.

      Focus is on the recognition and management of common childhood illnesses; assessment of variations of normal growth and development; and the counseling of parents regarding immunizations, preventive health care visits, growth and development, nutrition, and common psychosocial problems.

    • Women's Health

      Provides exposure to the spectrum of problems and issues associated with women’s health care.

      Emphasizes family planning and birth control, recognition and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, cancer detections, and the evaluation of common gynecological problems.

      Introduces students to care of patients during prenatal period, which may include delivery and postnatal care.

      Provides exposure to the surgical management of gynecological problems.

    • Emergency Medicine

      Provides an in-depth exposure to illnesses and injuries that necessitate emergency care in children and adults.

      Emphasizes the focusing of interview and examination skills and performing of techniques and procedures essential to the proper management of life-threatening illness and injury.

      Stresses ventilatory assistance, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, fluid and electrolyte replacement, and acid-base balance.

    • Elective rotations include, but are not limited to:

      Cardiovascular surgery

      Community medicine

      Critical care

      Dermatology

      Endocrinology

      Geriatrics

      Neonatology

      Neurology

      Cardiology

      Ophthalmology

      Orthopedics

      Otolaryngology

      Radiology

      Sports medicine

      Urology

CREDITS AND RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

The MPAS degree requires a minimum of 45 graduate level credits for graduation. All physician assistant (PHAS) courses must be taken at Kettering College.

Kettering College does not grant advanced placement in either the didactic phase or the clinical rotation phase.

CERTIFICATION

Successful completion of the program leads to a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS). Graduates are eligible for the examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Certification is a requirement for licensure to practice in all states.

Master of PA Studies application deadline: OCTOBER 1 via CASPAonline.org

Questions?

If you have questions about Kettering College’s MPAS degree, call (937) 395-8638 or e-mail PA@kc.edu.

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