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Requirements for Students Accepted to Jefferson School of Health Professions, Physician Assistant Studies

Congratulations on your acceptance to Jefferson School of Health Professions, Physician Assistant Studies program!

Before you start your classes, please review the requirements and information listed below. If you have any questions about completing these requirements, please call the Admissions Office at (215) 503-8890.

Please use this form as a checklist to keep track of your requirements as you complete them.

Please note that if you do not meet each requirement by the specified deadline, then you are subject to cancellation of your registration, loss of access to the Banner Web Student System and on-line Pulse course information, inability to begin and/or remain in class, and/or inability to begin clinicals.

Requirements Date Due

1. Log on to Jefferson email and the Pulse Portal intranet

Pulse is the official University web portal, providing access to JeffMail, Banner and JEFFLINE (the library). For a tutorial on using Pulse, go here.

  • The campus key is your personal identifier that allows access to information resources on campus. To access your Campus Key go to: http://pulse.jefferson.edu/
    (Click on the “Campus Key Lookup” under “Links” on the left hand side of the Pulse homepage.)
  • JeffMail is the university’s official correspondence method and is the only formal method of electronic communications between TJU and students, faculty and staff. Please check your JeffMail e-mail account at least once per day. Learn more about JeffMail here.
  • Read the enclosed IS&T letter to incoming students for technical information you need to know.

Within one month of acceptance


 

2. Accept the offer of admission

  • Go to http://pulse.jefferson.edu/ after you have accessed your Campus Key and password (as outlined above) and log onto Pulse.
  • Click on the "Banner" tab in the upper left corner of the page.
  • Choose "Banner Web Login" and access with Campus Key and password.
  • Select the "Student" link.
  • Select the "Admissions Information" link.
  • Select the "Pay Accept Deposit" link.
  • Pay the $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit.

Within two weeks of acceptance


 

3. Update your permanent mailing address

It is important that all students review and update their HOME and LOCAL ADDRESSES, and EMERGENCY CONTACT information on a regular basis!

Log on to Banner Web click on the Personal Information link, and proceed from there.

Within one month of acceptance


 

4. Attend Orientation

Dates will be posted after March 1, 2015

  • You will receive an Orientation packet in the mail approximately one month prior to your scheduled Orientation date.
  •  Attendance is mandatory, so don't forget to register!

View Orientation dates here.


One month before first day of class


 

5. Submit Student Medical Records to University Health Services

All matriculating Physician Assistant Studies students must complete and submit the pre-matriculation health requirements no later than 30 days prior to the first day of class.

  • CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: no access to Blackboard/Banner on the first day of class.
  • Forms may be found at the University Health Services (UHS) website www.jeffersonhospital.org/uhs  on the Student Services tab and must be completed by the student’s physician.
  • Physician Assistant Studies Students are in Tier I and must follow the requirements listed for this tier.
  • The completed forms are submitted electronically to American DataBank, a company contracted by University Health Services, to gather and store the student pre-matriculation records.
  • Students enroll with American DataBank for a $30 annual subscription fee and upload the completed health records into the American DataBank Complio System at https://jefferson.complio.com. The required health forms may also be accessed through this website.
  • American DataBank and University Health Services will review the forms and communicate with the students via the email selected by the student when opening the ADB account.  All Jefferson students are expected to use their Jefferson email account when enrolling in ADB.
  • Students will see communications from the staff regarding outstanding requirements or insufficient requirements.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to verify that the forms have been reviewed and approved.
  • The forms have been accepted and are considered complete if the ADB Complio System reads “School Approved”.
  • Begin this process early since it may take up to 8 weeks to complete.
  • Questions may be addressed by phone to UHS at (215) 955-6835 or by email to JeffUHS@jeffersonhospital.org.
  • If you are a current JEFFERSON EMPLOYEE, you must visit UHS and update your records.

One month before first day of class


 

6. Complete all required Clearances

All clearances  must be started and completed in the academic year matching your enrollment.  If done prior to January 1st, 2015 you will have to redo each individual item.

Begin this process in early January as it may take up to EIGHT weeks.   

Follow this link for information:
Criminal Background Check Letter

One month before the first day of class


 

7. Complete the health insurance requirement 

Begin this process after March 20, 2015

First day of class


 

8. Pay your tuition and fees

Follow this link for information about tuition.

First day of class


 

9. View and complete a quiz for the Federally Mandated HIPAA & Safety Training Presentations

Training Presentations will be available after
April 1, 2015.

  • Follow this link to take an online test.
  • THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE STARTING IN JUNE for all students who will begin in Fall. For all other students, the presentation will be made available approximately one month prior to your start date.

First day of class


 

10. Submit Final Transcripts to the Office of Admissions

Have an official final transcript sent to:
Office of Admissions
130 South 9th Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Last Day of Drop/Add


 

11 . Submit your current BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Provider  certification.

Send by mail, fax, or email – please include your full name, program, and email contact:

  • Admissions Fax – (215) 503-7241
  • Admissions EmailNiki.Kelley@jefferson.edu
  • Mail to: Office of Admissions
    130 South 9th St., Suite 100
    Philadelphia, PA  19107

 

 

 

** Please note that if you do not meet each requirement by the specified deadline, then you are subject to cancellation of your registration, loss of access to the Banner Web Student System and on-line Pulse course information, inability to begin and/or remain in class, and/or inability to begin clinicals.

MS Physician Assistant Studies Accreditation

Thomas Jefferson University is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education,
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Telephone: (267) 284–5000. 
E-mail: info@msche.org  Spanish: españolinfo@msche.org.

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Thomas Jefferson University Physician Assistant Program.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

Links/Info

University Offices

Jefferson Schools Admissions If you have any questions about completing these requirements, please call the Admissions Office at (215) 503-8890.


Financial Aid Complete financial aid paperwork. Information is available at www.jefferson.edu
/financialaid
or (215) 955-2867.


Housing Complete housing forms. Information is available at www.jefferson.edu
/housing/
or (215) 955-8913.


International Students Please contact Eugenia Kim, International Student and Scholar Advisor, at eugenia.kim
@jefferson.edu or at (215) 503-4023.

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