Application Information

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Program Information

  • Are information sessions available?

    Yes, MPAS Information Sessions are held the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm and the third Wednesday each month at 3:00 pm, both via Zoom. Please register at the following link: https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0CZc5cBT596lRt4

    Note: Dates are subject to change as needed (email will be sent to those registered).

  • Is the Master in Physician Assistant Studies program accredited?

    The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Florida International University / Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Master in Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by Florida International University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

    Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be 2029M. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

    The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at https://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-Florida-international-university/.

  • When do the Master in Physician Assistant Studies classes begin?

    Classes begin in August, and students are required to attend a professional development seminar towards the beginning of August.

  • Is there on-campus housing available?

    At this time, there is no on-campus housing available for graduate students, but students can visit off-campus housing for options near campus. Our program also creates a Facebook page where students can network to find roommates and other resources from the incoming class.

  • Will students be able to work while attending classes?

    The program is very demanding and intense; therefore, students are strongly discouraged from working while committing to the program. The program requires a full-time commitment for the duration of the program i.e., days, nights, and weekends.

  • What can I expect in terms of clinical rotations?

    Clinical rotations include seven core rotations of 4 weeks duration in the following areas: family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, women's health, surgery, and emergency medicine. In addition, there are two four-week electives in which students may choose to gain additional experience in one of the above areas or other sub-specialty areas of interest.

    Clinical rotations are done within an extensive network of locations which include hospitals, medical centers, and inpatient and outpatient clinics.

  • If I am accepted at FIU, can I select any of my own rotations during the clinical year?

    The program determines the clinical placements for the seven core rotations. Students can submit a "wish list" for the 2 four-week elective rotations. This may include further experience in a core rotation area, a sub-specialty of interest, and/or placement in a desired geographic area. The program does its best to match the student with the site providing an optimal clinical education experience.

  • Where will the clinical rotations take place?

    The clinical educational experiences are done predominantly in South Florida. Placement is determined by PA program faculty who customize rotations to best complement a student's academic and clinical experiences, expertise, and personality. Each student will do rotations in health care institutions of various sizes, populations, settings, and resources to ensure positive and diverse clinical experiences.

  • What degree do students earn?

    Graduates earn a Master in Physician Assistant Studies. They are eligible to take the National Certifying Examination for Physician Assistants and apply for Licensure with the Florida State Medical Board as Physician Assistants.

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