PA Orientation Information
Physician Assistant (PA)
PA Class of 2016 Orientation Dates: July 16th-July 18th.
Immunization requirements for ALL UNTHSC students can be found here. Addtionally, Tuberculosis Testing (PPD) is provided annually through the Student Health Clinic Personnel.
Here are the scheduled dates for PA Class of 2016 New Students:
Tuesday, July 23rd, MET 124 & 125, 12:00-2:00 pm
Tuberculosis Test Reading:
Thursday, July 25th, MET 124 & 125, 12:00-2:00 pm
All new students should plan to participate in both days.
All incoming DO, DPT and PA students must attend. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 20th at 9:30 am. Please click here for more information on White Coat Ceremony and click here to submit your white coat size.
Note: The online bookstore will have the book bundles available soon.
All incoming PA students need to complete HIPAA Training. You will need to complete the HIPAA Training before or during the week of orientation. Instructions on completing this training will be available soon.
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.
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.
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.
Alternatives are available at such websites as http://stethoscopes.com/.
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 is http://www.hsc.unt.edu/education/tcom/summerworkshops/TCOMSummerWorkshops.cfm. The full schedule, workshop descriptions, pricing and registration information will be available on the website.
Registration You do not need to register for your classes. PA students are placed in their classes each semester.