ARC-PA 5th ed Standard A3.06
Students will ALWAYS introduce themselves to patients, patient family members, and clinical site staff by stating their full name and position title – “physician assistant student.”
Students will wear the Gardner-Webb University Department of Physician Assistant Studies student identification badge (proper photo identification issued by the university) whenever they are in a health care facility or in their official capacity as a student of the PA Studies Program (Standard A3.06). The identification name badge should be affixed to attire on the upper chest and not below the chest area (e.g., not on belt, pants, or skirt).
Student ID badges must always be available while in the classroom.
ARC-PA 5th ed Standards A3.07; A3.19
The GWU Department of PA Studies adheres to CDC/ACIP vaccination policies and recommendations/guidelines (Standards A3.07; A3.19). Before matriculation, all applicants to the GWU PA Studies Program must submit documentation of immunizations, titers, and/or proof of immunity by NOVEMBER 15 via CastleBranch services. Students must maintain current immunizations. Students are required to demonstrate their adherence to immunization policy by uploading documentation into CastleBranch by all mandatory deadlines. Failure to do so may result in a violation of professionalism and prevent the student from progressing in the program.
The list of required immunizations includes:
Recommended but not required:The CDC recommends the following vaccines, and the Department of PA Studies strongly supports the CDC recommendations:
Clinical sites may require additional vaccinations and documentation. Compliance with their requirements is mandatory, and any expense incurred will be the sole responsibility of the student.
Students who have a medical contraindication for specific vaccinations may have additional requirements mandated (e.g., students who have a medical contraindication for influenza vaccination may be required to wear a mask during the entire influenza season). Some clinical facilities reserve the right not to permit students who have not received the influenza vaccination for medical reasons, even with a mask. Changes in clinical site requirements may necessitate a change in clinical rotation assignments or the inability to be placed on supervised clinical preceptor experiences.
Students participating in international rotations are expected to meet CDC immunization recommendations forinternational travel for that country before travel dates.
*Required to matriculate into the university.