PA Orientation Information
Physician Assistant (PA)
PA Class of 2016 Orientation Dates: the Week of July 14th
Immunization requirements for ALL UNTHSC students can be found here. Additionally, Tuberculosis Testing (PPD) is provided annually through the Student Health Clinic Personnel.
UNT Health Science Center has an Online Bookstore for students to purchase textbooks. If you are looking to purchase new or used textbooks, please visit: www.unthsc.bkstr.com
Additional offerings include Digital Textbooks and specially priced Microsoft and Adobe software.
UNT Health 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 or coffee mug!
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.
All incoming PA students will receive a laptop as part of your $2000.00 course fee. Your laptop will be distributed during New Student Orientation. Check out your technology bundle 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.