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 supplemental application and non-refundable $30.00 application fee is submitted.
  • Candidates invited to join the program need to remit a non-refundable $1,000.00 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 - 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.

Submit application fees and admissions deposits online here

Health Insurance, Immunizations, AHA BLS Certification, and Tb Testing

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, ViewPoint Screenings. 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, ViewPoint Screenings. 

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.
Access the E&H Library’s AccessMedicine ‘database’ to view required texts at no cost to students.
*Please keep in mind these textbook requirements are subject to change at any time. 

Additional Resources

View 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

  • Student Handbooks

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

    • Ethical Issues

    • 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

Every August, we have a board review course prior to graduation. Here, the class is attending the... Every August, we have a board review course prior to graduation. Here, the class is attending the review in the lecture hall.