Accepted Students Info
Info and Useful Resources for Incoming Students
How to Submit Your Application Fee and Admissions Deposit
- Applications will not be reviewed by the Program until the non-refundable $30.00 application fee is submitted.
- Candidates invited to join the program need to remit a non-refundable $500.00 deposit to hold their seat.
- Application Fees and Admissions Deposits (for accepted candidates) can be paid via check, money order, or credit card.
- For payment by check or money order, mail a check or money order to Emory & Henry College at: Emory & Henry College - School of Health Sciences, 565 Radio Hill Road, Marion, VA 24354. Please make sure to include your specific CASPA application number on the check or money order.
- For payment online please follow one of the two links:
Health Insurance, Immunizations, AHA BLS Certification, and Tb Testing
- Student health insurance is required of all students in the PA program and must be secured prior to the first day of class and continued throughout the program. View information about health insurance.
- For immunizations, the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program adheres to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommended Vaccines for Healthcare Workers. All students must provide documentation that the following immunizations and Tb testing has been completed prior to matriculation, and maintain immunizations and complete annual Tb testing throughout their training. View a complete list of required immunizations.
- Prior to matriculation, students must hold current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) and must maintain continuous certification throughout the Program (students are responsible for associated costs of securing and maintaining their certification).
- All students are required to carry their own malpractice insurance for the entirety of their time in the MPAS program. This is now offered at no cost via the AAPA endorsed insurance carrier. View more details regarding the CM&F Groups free PA student coverage.
Successful Completion of Background Check, Comprehensive Drug Screening Test, and Medical Clearance
Prior to matriculation, students must successfully pass a national background check and a comprehensive drug screening via our vendor, CastleBranch. The program will send accepted candidate the link to access the background check and drug screen information one month prior to matriculation. All background checks and drug screens must be completed through the Program’s vendor, CastleBranch.
Candidates invited to join the MPAS program must have the Medical Clearance form completed prior to matriculation.
View more details on background checks, drug screens, and the medical clearance form. Candidates and students are responsible for all costs related to the completion and submission of their background checks, comprehensive drug screens, and medical clearance form.
Tuition & Fees
Learn more about direct and indirect costs related to the E&H MPAS program.
Textbook Requirements*View all didactic-phase courses along with required text(s) per course.
Additional ResourcesView useful additional resources for accepted/incoming students (these resources are for your reference).
These additional resources include the following:
Boot Camp Schedule
Didactic Phase Block Schedules
Laptop Computer Specifications
List of Advanced Clinical Procedures Training
Our Program’s Content Blueprint
Boot Camp and Orientation Session
During the first week of the didactic-phase, the MPAS Program has a required boot camp/orientation session. This boot camp is specifically designed to help prepare incoming students for the rigorous program and experiential activities at the Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry. All students are required to have subscriptions to American Family Physician and Prescriber’s Letter beginning on the second day of Bootcamp. Bootcamp will include the following:
- Orientation to the Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences and Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program
Supplemental Lectures in Anatomy, Medical Physiology, and/or Clinical Medicine to acquaint students with faculty teaching and testing styles
Specific Training on the following:
Airborne and Bloodborne Pathogens, Universal Precautions, and Hand Hygiene for Infection Control
FERPA and Student Privacy
ALICE, Fire and Life Safety
HIPAA & Healthcare Professional Communication
Safety Data Sheets
Introduction to Team-Based Learning
- Introduction to the Kelly Library resources, including but not limited to our electronic databases and texts.
- Introduction to the Powell Resource Center resources.
Workshops on notetaking, study, and medical textbook/article reading skills all designed to increase effectiveness while also shorten the amount of time students spend on studying and reading.
Workshops on test-taking skills including mock exams
Workshops on self-care and life as a PA Student