Quick Search

Active Bloggers

Sofía Montiel Sofía Montiel
Other College... class of 2017
Reginald Culpepper Reginald Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Anica Oaks Anica Oaks
class of 2012
Beverly Johnson Beverly Johnson
class of
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Kara Masterson Kara Masterson
class of
Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
New York Inst of Tech class of 1997
Bethsave Lozano Bethsave Lozano
- College Not Listed - class of 2020

Historic Agreement to Offer Early Admission to Physician Assistant Program for ASU Students!

Historic Agreement to Offer Early Admission to Physician Assistant Program for ASU Students!
Posted By: Sofía Montiel on November 29, 2022

Alabama State University and Saint Elizabeth University (SEU), announced on Nov. 28 the establishment of a combined educational program culminating in a baccalaureate degree from ASU and a Physician Assistant degree (M.S.) from SEU as both schools signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement.

This is the first agreement of its kind that SEU has signed with a historically black college or university (HBCU).

Under the agreement, up to three eligible ASU students will be interviewed during their junior year for early admission into the SEU program.
The President of Alabama State University, Dr. Quinton T. Ross Jr., led a delegation from Montgomery to the SEU campus in Morristown, N.J. to experience its state-of-the-art PA classrooms, fully equipped 12-bed clinical assessment lab and patient simulation rooms, as well as a demonstration of a wide range of high-fidelity manikins and a virtual dissection table.

"At ASU, we pride ourselves on offering bridges to success for our students so they may seek and obtain career-preparatory educational opportunities through partnerships such as the one that was established today with Saint Elizabeth University," President Ross said. "This agreement will not only benefit our students academically, it also will allow them to grow as pre-professionals as they engage in SEU’s exemplary program.”

HOW IT WORKS
The ASU-SEU educational program consists of ASU's students obtaining four-years of undergraduate study in the Bachelor of Science in Biology program at ASU (with ASU granting the student's baccalaureate degree) and SEU awarding the M.S. in its Physician Assistant degree to the Alabama State students upon the successful completion of the 28-month program at Saint Elizabeth's, explained Dr. Gary B. Crosby, President of Saint Elizabeth University.



“We are very excited to have Alabama State University as our first HBCU collaborator in developing and graduating new physician assistants. Our two institutions are united in providing a high-quality education to students of diverse ages, backgrounds and cultures, making this educational program a perfect fit for both our students and communities,” President Crosby said “We look forward to welcoming our first ASU students to the program.”

CREATING A PIPELINE FOR SUCCESS
To be interviewed for the program in their junior year, ASU students must have a cumulative prerequisite GPA of 3.4 and an overall cumulative GPA of 3.2, and be on track to complete all required prerequisite courses with a 3.0 (B) or better. Candidates must complete their bachelor’s degree requirements at Alabama State University by June 1 prior to the first year of entering Saint Elizabeth's PA program and must matriculate into SEU’s program not longer than 1.5 years from their conditional acceptance.

Candidates also must meet the following requirements by March 1 of their senior year at ASU:
- Complete a minimum of 300 direct patient-care hours
- Complete a minimum of 16 physician assistant shadow hours
- Complete a minimum of 50 community service hours
- Submit scores for the Physician Assistant College Admissions Test (PA-CAT)
- Complete a Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistant (CASPA) application

ASU STUDENT INTERVIEWS BEGIN IN EARLY 2023
Under the new agreement, the first ASU students will be interviewed in February 2023 for conditional admission to the SEU Physician Assistant program in Fall 2024.

"This is yet another way that the University is working to enhance the education and career opportunities for our students," President Ross stated.


SOURCE | Alabama State University Newsletter
If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
The University of Iowa is Looking to Hire HBCU Graduates. Don't miss out on this opportunity, APPLY NOW!
Don’t Lose Hope In Our HBCUs: The Lessons We Should Learn With Each Hiccup
History-Making HBCU Gymnastics Team to Star In Documentary
Legacy and traditions of HBCU marching bands remain strong
Milwaukee Bucks to Host Second Annual HBCU Night Presented by Johnson Controls on Tuesday Jan. 31
Celebrating the legacy of Black Leaders
Latest News
Bethune-Cookman Days Away from Naming New Head Football Coach After University Revamps Search Process

Bethune-Cookman Days Away from Naming New Head Football Coach After University Revamps Search Process

Bethune-Cookman University is in the final stages of selecting a new head football coach under a revised process that includes athletes and student leaders. The university will name its new head co ...more
Reginald Culpepper • 14 Views • February 1st, 2023
Don’t Lose Hope In Our HBCUs: The Lessons We Should Learn With Each Hiccup

Don’t Lose Hope In Our HBCUs: The Lessons We Should Learn With Each Hiccup

In the wake of housing crises, disbanded contracts and scandalous superstar coaches, it seems as though HBCUs are in the hot seat every few months, and less and less for good reason. Instead of these ...more
Sofía Montiel • 37 Views • February 1st, 2023
History-Making HBCU Gymnastics Team to Star In Documentary

History-Making HBCU Gymnastics Team to Star In Documentary

The Fisk University women’s gymnastics team, which made history this year by becoming the first-ever HBCU gymnastics program to participate in NCAA competition, is set to be the subject of a new docum ...more
Sofía Montiel • 38 Views • February 1st, 2023
Milwaukee Bucks to Host Second Annual HBCU Night Presented by Johnson Controls on Tuesday Jan. 31

Milwaukee Bucks to Host Second Annual HBCU Night Presented by Johnson Controls on Tuesday Jan. 31

MILWAUKEE (Jan. 20, 2023) – For the second consecutive year, the Milwaukee Bucks will host HBCU Night presented by Johnson Controls on Tuesday, Jan. 31 when the Bucks take on the Charlotte Hornets at ...more
Sofía Montiel • 59 Views • February 1st, 2023
HBCU Grad Creates Book Series to Help Kids Learn Black History in U.S. Cities

HBCU Grad Creates Book Series to Help Kids Learn Black History in U.S. Cities

As parents and caregivers striving to instill pride and confidence in our Black children, it is important that we provide them with literature they can identify with. This not only means books with ch ...more
Sofía Montiel • 85 Views • February 1st, 2023
Popular News
Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

While this may not be HBCU related news, as an AFrican American male, I had to share this appalling decision by the Louisiana court system to keep a man in jail with a life sentence for such a petty c ...more
Will Moss • 389,222 Views • August 6th, 2020
Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

A blonde woman is going viral this morning, for graduating from A Historically Black College while pledging a Black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. @Blonde_HBCU The woman, an IG ...more
Will Moss • 165,828 Views • November 30th, 2020
Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

On Tuesday Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund stopped by “NewsOne Now” to make a major announcement that could literally change the lives of thousands of HBCU st ...more
Will Moss • 120,735 Views • March 11th, 2015
Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Harris promises to offer free tuition for low-income students at public and historically Black colleges Democratic VP candidate also pledges to forgive student-loan debt for HBCU graduates who earn ...more
Will Moss • 74,271 Views • September 10th, 2020
Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to  Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

The Student Freedom Initiative announced today a $50 million personal gift from Robert F. Smith, philanthropist and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. This gift matches the initial fu ...more
Will Moss • 74,245 Views • October 22nd, 2020
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!