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.
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.
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/.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 is http://web.unthsc.edu/info/200698/tcom_summer_workshops/1706/tcom_summer_workshops. 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.