Dear Physician Assistant Students,
Congratulations and welcome to Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program located in Jacksonville, Florida. The hard work and determination it has taken to achieve this accomplishment deserves recognition.
The Opening Ceremony for Orientation Week will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Additional information for the ceremony can be located in the ORIENTATION DOCUMENTS section on the Orientation website. Following the Opening Ceremony for Orientation Week, mandatory orientation sessions are scheduled on May 14, 2019 through May 17, 2019 and are reserved for students only.
Students are to read all the documents in the ORIENTATION DOCUMENTS section, located on the Orientation website, as there are many items that must be completed prior to the first day of orientation. Pay close attention to the items that must be completed and sent to the Office of Admissions. For questions about any of the items, feel free to contact Kandee Griffith, Admissions Counselor, at 904-245-8913 or me via phone 904-245-8981 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In preparation for the first Physical Diagnosis Lab, students are required to purchase the equipment on the Diagnostic Equipment List prior to the first lab for the Physical Diagnosis course. This equipment may be purchased ahead of time, or students may elect to wait until they arrive on campus, as an instrument fair will be held during orientation week. If students would like to know more about the options offered at the equipment fair, they can review the 2019 NSU-PA Diagnostic Equipment Order Form available after May 1. This resource will provide students with an opportunity to research options and make purchases in advance. If there are any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Physical Diagnosis course directors, Dr. Rappa via phone 904-245-8985 or via e-mail at email@example.com or Professor Finck via phone 904-245-8984 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course syllabus for the Medical Terminology course is located on the Orientation website. This course is independent and self-taught. Students should review the syllabus and begin working on the course material as soon as possible. Pace yourself by planning to read a certain number of chapters per day and completing the worksheets. The examination for this course will be held approximately four weeks after the semester starts. If students are not successful in passing the exam, they will be required to take a remedial examination. For any questions about this course, please contact the course director, Dr. Burnham via phone 904-245-8979 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Lastly, the summer semester classes officially begin on Monday, 20, 2019 at 9 AM. All students are expected to be in attendance. The academic calendar for the summer semester will be available for students prior to that time.
Again, congratulations and welcome. I look forward to meeting everyone at the Opening Ceremony for Orientation Week.
Dr. Racheal McInnis
Academic Director/Assistant Professor