Graduation Requirements

Graduation

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (ARC-PA Standards A3.17a, A3.17b)

Upon successful completion of the 27-month Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program, students are granted a Master of Science-Physician Assistant Studies.  In order for a PA student to be eligible for the Master of Science-Physician Assistant Studies degree, the student must meet all of the following requirements:

·       Successfully complete the PA Program in 27 months.  Extensions to this time frame are considered for extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the program.

·       Demonstrate a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00/4.00 at the time of graduation.

·       Satisfactory completion of all PA Program curriculum requirements (including academic, clinical, medical writing, clinical logging, professionalism, experiential learning, interprofessional learning and community service requirements).

·       Meet the minimum requirements of all the PA Program Learning Outcomes/Core Competencies.

·       Satisfactory completion of all PA Program coursework and course requirements (didactic and clinical) in the stated time frame.

·       Satisfactory completion of the PA Program capstone quality/performance improvement project and all components of the comprehensive examination (written, oral and OSCE) in the stated time frame.

·       Satisfactory completion of the PA Program exit interview with summative evaluation review and professionalism evaluation with a PA Program faculty member.