PA Orientation

PA Orientation Information


Physician Assistant (PA)

Orientation Dates

PA Class of 2016 Orientation Dates:  the Week of July 14th

Immunization Requirements

Immunization requirements for ALL UNTHSC students can be found here. Additionally, Tuberculosis Testing (PPD) is provided annually through the Student Health Clinic Personnel.

White Coat Ceremony

All incoming DO, DPT and PA students must attend.  Please click here for more information on White Coat Ceremony and click here to submit your white coat size.


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:

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!

Background Checks

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. 

Medical Equipment

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

Contact Information for Heine:

Pre- Matriculation

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.

Admissions Office

UNT Health Science Center
School of Health Professions Admissions
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, EAD 404
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Phone: 817-735-2003
Fax: 817-735-2529

This page last updated 15th Apr 2014