Welcome to Le Moyne College!

 

Congratulations on your admission to the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program for Fall 2020! The following is a list of “next steps” you must complete to finalize your matriculation as well as pertinent information for planning your academic program. Please note the important points of contact found on this page. 

Deposit

Log in to your secure status page to complete the reply form and pay your deposit

Health & Wellness Requirements

  • By July 1: Complete mandatory health forms found under "Forms You Will Need" on www.lemoyne.edu/wellness and send directly to the Wellness Center for Health & Wellness. 
  • All students are required to have health insurance for the duration of the program.

Final Academic Documents

  • By August 9: Have your final official transcript sent electronically or by mail to the Office of Graduate Admission from the institution where you earned a bachelor’s degree. Be sure the transcript includes the date the degree was conferred. If you earned your bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College, we will acquire the transcript for you.
  • By August 9: Have an official transcript for any outstanding prerequisite courses completed since your CASPA application was submitted sent electronically or by mail to the Office of Graduate Admission.
  • By August 9: Documentation of any outstanding patient contact hours provided on letterhead and signed by the supervisor. This documentation needs to be sent to the Office of Graduate Admission.

Resources for Financial Assistance

  • In April, the Office of Financial Aid will be sending information on financing your education and instructions and deadlines for completing the FAFSA.
  • In the meantime, if you have questions about financial assistance please contact the Office of Financial Assistance.

Relocating or Moving?

  • Update us on changes in contact information if you are relocating to Syracuse or moving within the area by emailing physassist@lemoyne.edu.

Background Check

Please be advised that you will be required to undergo a background check at a point in the program. Applicants who answer "no" to questions relating to criminal background on their CASPA application and who are found to have a positive background check may be dismissed from the program on the basis of misrepresentation. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health care professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from appropriate credentialing boards. In addition, various clinical rotation sites may not permit participation in the clinical experience. This should be considered prior to making your deposit.


After You Deposit: Preparation for Your Academic Program

Program Start Dates

  • Orientation: Monday, August 24, 2020
    - Parking details and ID cards will be taken care of at this time.
    - You will be required to show proof of membership to AAPA and to NYSSPA at Orientation. To join the organizations, follow the instructions on both websites for membership:
    AAPA student membership = $75. Visit www.aapa.org to join.
    NYSSPA student membership = $75. Visit www.nysspa.org to join.
  • First Day of Class: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Planning Ahead

The following includes important information and resources for a smooth and successful transition as a Le Moyne College graduate student in the Physician Assistant Studies program.

  • Housing Options 
    The Le Moyne College Campus Life and Leadership Office offers a limited amount of graduate student housing. Graduate students will have their own bedroom in a shared, single family home owned by the College located close to campus. Homes are gender specific. No family housing is available on campus at this time. Homes are fully furnished, include all utilities, have off-street parking, WiFi and year-round maintenance. A one-year commitment/lease is required. The deadline to apply for graduate student housing is July 1 with move-in no earlier than August 1. Contact the Campus Life Office at (315) 445-4520 or campuslife@lemoyne.edu for rates and an application. 
    Students who enroll in our program further immerse themselves by living in the downtown area with a consistent offering of culture, while others choose the quiet and convenience of the suburbs. One great resource shared with us by previous students is the Downtown Committee of Syracuse website. For those who may be looking to offset their housing expenses, we encourage you to see where your fellow classmates are going to be living so you can find roommates!
  • Mentor Program
    May: You will receive an invitation to join the PA Program Mentor Program which pairs new students with returning students. Your mentor will answer questions for you, "show you the ropes," and help you make a smooth transition to the program, to Le Moyne College and to the Syracuse community.   
  • Medical Terminology Course
    May: An online medical terminology course is required before classes begin in August. Instructions for access and completion will be sent by the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.
  • Registration
    June: The Department of Physician Assistant Studies will register you for your fall courses and inform you when that process is complete. You will then have access to your course schedule.
  • PA Program Academic Calendar 
    The PA program generally begins 1-2 weeks before the traditional graduate and undergraduate semesters begin but finish final examinations according to the general College calendar. The second year PA schedule is continuous except for two weeks off at Christmas. Some specific dates to note:
    May 11, 2020: Last day of Didactic Year and final exams for first-year PA students
    May 18, 2020: Summer classes begin for first-year PA students
    July 31, 2020: Tentative end of summer classes for first-year PA students
    August 10 or 17: Tentative start of rotations; depends on the final College calendar
  • Requirements for Anatomy & Physiology and Physical Diagnosis Labs
    Scrubs are required in the anatomy lab. The lab is cold so an extra lab coat would be beneficial although optional. Scrubs will be available for purchase at Orientation. There is no color or style requirement so scrubs you already use are acceptable.
    Student white coats are required for the Physical Diagnosis Lab. These will also be available for purchase at Orientation. The vendor will be able to help select styles and sizes. The coats will be embroidered with the Le Moyne College PA program logo.
  • Equipment Needs
    - Laptop computers are required. The following guidelines provide a balance between price, performance and longevity. Note that this presumes the laptop is intended for general use and not as a gaming device: 

    1. OS: Windows: 10  Mac: MacOS OSX 10.10 or higher
    2. Display Size: 13-17" depending on personal preference for mobility and weight
    3. CPU: Intel Core i5
    4. Memory/RAM: 8GB
    5: Storage: 256GB+SSD
    6. Video: 1600 x 900 display resolution (1920 x 1080 if available at the desired price point)
    7. Brand: Apple Dell, HP, or ASUS (Note: Le Moyne IT does not recommend Chromebooks due to lack of compatibility with essential software used for statistics and testing. Chromebooks will work on campus; however, access to campus-licensed software may be limited.)
    Additional guidelines and recommendations can be found here

    One final note, IT does not suggest the purchase of anti-virus or office software. There is quality AV software available free of charge (e.g., Avast) and Le Moyne students have full access to the Google Apps suite.

    - A privacy screen for your computers is also required before orientation.

    - August: A list of necessary medical equipment with a special pricing list will be available.
Again, congratulations on your admission to the Le Moyne PA program! We look forward to having you join us in the fall! If you have questions at any point, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask.