Waynesburg University has expanded its relationship with Chatham University through the establishment of a third articulation agreement. This most recent agreement with Chatham’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program will guarantee admission interviews to qualified Waynesburg applicants.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Chatham to include an option for students who have vocational aspirations to be a Physician’s Assistant,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Core, Waynesburg University provost. “These programs provide great introductions for our students to established and successful programs and provide Chatham with the opportunity to interview our best students. Both institutions benefit, but in the end it’s the students who win as a result of these agreements.”
Successful candidates must maintain a specified GPA, receive satisfactory GRE scores and meet all other established admission requirements for the program.
Waynesburg students who declare intent to enroll in Chatham’s MPAS program will benefit from advisement from faculty at both Waynesburg and Chatham during their undergraduate studies at Waynesburg.
The MPAS program provides academic and clinical training that prepares its graduates to be certified and licensed to practice as extenders to the practicing physician, especially the primary care physician. Students complete two didactic semesters at the Chatham Eastside facility before beginning their clinical rotations at various sites in the greater Pittsburgh area, other parts of the U.S. and around the globe.
Graduates of the program have achieved a 93 percent average first-time pass rate over the past five years on the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) and are known as outstanding clinicians in the community and leaders in the profession.
Waynesburg also has established agreements with Chatham’s Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT) and Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT), which guarantee interviews to qualified Waynesburg University students for consideration into the MOT or DPT programs.
For more information, visit www.chatham.edu/mpas or contact Dr. Bryan Hamilton, professor of biology at Waynesburg University, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-852-3379.
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