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Living, Transportation, and Conference Travel Expenses: Varies
Students are responsible for arranging their own housing accommodations, transportation, and any expenses associated with relocations and travel to/from clinical assignments for clinical rotation courses. All Program participants can anticipate temporary relocation for at least one of their required clinical practice experiences during the final year of the Program.
A campus parking permit ($15 per academic year) is required.
During both years, students will be attending one or two preselected Physician Assistant conferences. Students will be responsible for travel, conference registration fees, lodging, and meals during the conference.
Textbooks and Information Resources: Varies
Each student will be required to purchase textbooks. The approximate cost will be $1500. Most of these resources will need to be purchased at the onset of the program and used throughout the duration of the 27 months.
A trainee subscription to UpToDate medical reference (~ $195.00 per year), an online evidence-based peer reviewed medical information resource, is also required. This will be required before the start of the clinical phase of the program.
A one-time fee of $80 is required for a TYPHON PAST membership (used for clinical experience tracking). This will also be required before the start of the clinical phase of the program.
The program also requires that each student purchase the KAPLAN Q-BANK ($149 one-time fee) and PAEA End of Rotation Exams ($270 one-time fee). Both of these items will be used during the clinical phase of the program.
Membership into KAPA (one-time fee of $25) and AAPA (one-time fee of $75) is required. Subscription and Dues will be provided through the institution and charged to the student’s account.
Students will be required to purchase a privacy filter for their computer screen to use for testing purposes.
Students will also be required to purchase a stethoscope and tuning fork set before the start of the didactic phase. Students will be responsible for purchasing a white coat before the clinical phase. This coat will be selected by the program and the students will reimburse the program for the cost once the coat is purchased.
Medical Insurance: varies
All MSPAS Physician Assistant students are required to have adequate insurance coverage throughout the program. Students are not required to obtain their insurance from any particular company or entity. However, Kentucky residents have access to the state’s health care exchange program at http://healthbenefitexchange.ky.gov/, and out-of-state residents may have access to their state’s health care exchange, or to the federal health insurance exchange at https://www.healthcare.gov/.
Background Check, Drug Screen, and Immunization Tracker:
All students are required to complete a satisfactory level 1 background check prior to matriculation as well as a urine drug screen and physical exam with documentation of required immunizations. The MSPAS program uses the company,CastleBranch, to track progress of completion for various requirements before the student can matriculate in the program. Please see cost profile below:
There are no additional student charges associated with verification of student identity. Any course-specific administrative fees are noted in the course description distributed to the student at the time of registration.