MCPHS: Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

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Description: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Description: Students train to be physician assistants in an MCPHS lab. Description: Christopher Cooper, MPAS, PA-C, Program Director
Christopher Cooper: A PA is a physician assistant, a person who’s trained to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. We are
qualified to perform physicals, take medical histories, order diagnostic
studies, interpret those studies, initiate treatment plans, Description: Student pages through an American Heart Association ACLS brochure.
Christopher Cooper: prescribe treatments, and order therapies for patients for a wide range of medical conditions. Description: Students train to be physician assistants in an MCPHS lab. Description: Craig Hricz, MPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor
Craig Hricz: The professors within the program all have clinical backgrounds, and many of the
instructors still work clinically several shifts per month in a variety of fields. Christopher Cooper: We train physician assistants here to be ready to practice medicine
the moment they graduate, so we use simulation as much as possible to
prepare them for what they’re actually going to do. Craig Hricz: We teach them how to listen to the heart, listen to the lungs, look in the eyes, do neurologic exams, how to
suture and perform different procedures, injections, IVs. Christopher Cooper: We have state-of-the-art mannequins and equipment that simulates the environment that they’re actually
going to be in, and because we control the environment, we can also introduce
specific changes to prepare them for the unexpected that can occur and teach them how to react to that unexpected change Part of what we teach them to do is to
be a team member, not a standalone, and the reason why we train students in
this team models because that’s what 21st century medicine is all about, team
practice. This is an exciting time to be a PA. The growth is phenomenal, the
opportunities are expanding all of the time. MCPHS is thinking about the future,
and that’s why they’re doing this degree is to help prepare their graduates for
what’s really going to happen in the 21st century and meeting the demands of
21st century medicine. Description: MCPHS
Description: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Description: To learn more, visit www.mcphs.edu

1 comment

  1. Peace be to you all! This is a great program! It has engaged instructors who are actual certified, experienced PAs.
    Peace!
    Omar Abdul-Malik DHEd, MPAS, PA-C

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