The Physician Assistant Studies program is utilizing experienced core faculty along with numerous adjunct faculty who have expertise and/or specialized training in various fields. Students have access to a functional cadaver lab. The program is housed in Saint Albert Hall. This 10,000+ square-foot facility has state-of-the-art classroom and meeting space, student lounges, examination rooms, and wireless access to name a few of its amenities. The last semester in the didactic phase will include practical clinical skill instruction in such areas as suturing, lumbar puncture, vascular access, splinting, OR techniques, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Additionally students will participate in Objective Standardized Clinical Examinations (OSCEs).
Students enrolled in the Physician Assistant Studies program at Ohio Dominican also will benefit from the university’s strong liberal arts foundation. To understand the health of the body and improving the health of others requires a true application of the liberal arts approach to draw on foundations in business, ethics and the natural sciences. As a result, Ohio Dominican is uniquely positioned to take a distinctive approach to Physician Assistant Studies. The institution draws on its strengths as a small university, its many community connections, and its foundation in a contemplative, reflective, ethical understanding of its place in the world. The program exemplifies this through course offerings such as Public Health & Nutritional Concepts and Diverse & Vulnerable patient populations.
Ohio Dominican University received accreditation to confer the Master of Science of Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) by Ohio Board of Regents January 10th 2012. The Higher Learning Commission has approved the program as well.
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation -Provisional through 2015 to the Ohio Dominican University Physician Assistant Program, sponsored by Ohio Dominican University. (Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plan and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation - Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status and is limited to no more than thee years for any program)