PA Orientation Information
Physician Assistant (PA)
PA Class of 2017 Orientation
Dates: July 15-17th. Click Here to access the Orientation Agenda.
Immunization requirements for ALL UNTHSC students can be found here. You will receive an email with information about submitting your immunization records through Certphi, MyRecordTracker. Additionally, Tuberculosis Testing (PPD) is provided annually through the Student Health Clinic Personnel. The Student Health Clinic will notify your class via email with date, time and location details.
Booklists will be provided to you before classes begin usually 4 weeks prior to the first day of class. Here are a few guidelines which you may wish to consider as you purchase your textbooks:
 Consider buying used textbooks from current students at the beginning of each semester.
 Some of your textbooks might be available for free through our campus library. If a textbook is available for free through the library, the booklist will indicate that information.
 Don’t be afraid to consult current students within your program for advice on textbooks and about the possibility of borrowing/buying their books.
 The Online Bookstore usually has enough of the required textbooks in stock. UNTHSC does not have an on-campus bookstore. However, we do offer an Online Bookstore for students to purchase or rent new and used textbooks: www.unthsc.bkstr.com
Additional offerings include Digital Textbooks and specially priced Microsoft and Adobe software.
Science Center and Alumni Association merchandise are also available for
purchase through the Online Bookstore. Shop the website to purchase
a t-shirt, car decal, coffee mug and much more!
Click HERE to access the Fall 2014 Booklist for PA Class of 2017!
Required HIPAA & CITI Training
All incoming PA students need to complete HIPAA Training. HIPAA Training will be available for completion during the week of orientation. Instructions on how to complete this training will be communicated via email.
All incoming PA students are required to complete CITI training prior to New Student Orientation. Be prepared to turn in your CITI training certificate of completion during New Student Orientation. Click here for more information regarding required trainings.
You are required to keep your school-issued MacBook. You may not trade it or sell it. HERE
As a new PA student, you are required to complete a criminal background check prior to New Student Orientation. You will receive an email that instructs you on how to complete the background check. Click here to view the email notification. Please do not attempt to complete the background check until you receive the email.
If you need assistance locating your Student ID Number, please click here for instructions.
Note: You will not have access to the site to submit your background check until you have been officially accepted into the PA Studies program.
As a convenience, Welch Allyn and Heine will be on-campus with equipment available for purchase during New Student Orientation. Students are not required to purchase equipment from these vendors, but should be prepared to purchase equipment the week of New Student Orientation as that it will be delivered in time for class use.
Alternatives are available at such websites as http://stethoscope.com/.
Information for Heine:
Pre-Matriculation workshops are not required but are highly recommended for incoming PA students. The workshops generally take place during the two weeks prior to New Student Orientation. The website for the Pre-Matriculation courses – Click HERE.
The full schedule, workshop descriptions, pricing and registration information will be available on the website.
You do not need to register for your classes. PA students are placed in their classes each semester.
Student Veterans Information
As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we would like to
invite our incoming military affiliated students (veterans, reserve, active,
etc.) to learn about the veteran and military-specific resources and
opportunities that are available here at UNTHSC. The Division of Student
Affairs will be hosting a lunch for the incoming military affiliated students
on Thursday, July 16th from 12pm-1pm in the Atrium of the
Carl E. Everett Education and Administration Building.
This time is designed to allow incoming students time to interact with staff members from the two primary
offices within Student Services and Enrollment Services that support our
military-affiliated students, clarify questions regarding paperwork and
benefits, and connect with members of the UNTHSC Student Veterans Association.
If you will be able to attend, please send your RSVP to Emily.Mire@unthsc.edu by July 10th.