Program Work Policy

Due to the intensity and high standards of the program, it is advisable that students remain prepared and focused throughout the curriculum. Students are strongly discouraged from seeking or maintaining employment including part-time employment while enrolled in the program. If a PA student chooses to work during the program, it is his/her responsibility to ensure that employment does not interfere with attending classes, supervised clinical practice rotations or hinder academic progress. Program expectations, assignments, deadlines, examinations and other student responsibilities cannot be altered or adjusted to accommodate a working student. Students are also advised to take full advantage of academic and other support services available to them during their enrollment. As an intense graduate medical education program it is anticipated that students will quickly become independent learners, managing their time and multiple responsibilities to effectively complete their cou rsework. It is the responsibility of the student to problem solve, question what they do not understand, and handle conflict with respect and maturity.