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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 Jeff IT 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 16, 2014

  • 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 30 days before the first day of class.

Begin this process as soon as possible. It may take up to EIGHT WEEKS for this process to be completed.

  • This is a very time intensive process. Review the forms IMMEDIATELY to understand the requirements.
  • All forms must be COMPLETE 30 days prior to the first day of class. Please review with your doctor the exact requirements.
  • Non-compliant students will face financial penalties as well as restriction from online course content/grades and clinical activities.
  • If you are a CURRENT JEFFERSON EMPLOYEE, you must still visit UHS and update your records.
  • Go to the Student Services web page on the University Health Service's site. Your program is in Tier 1. Read and print the appropriate forms to understand the requirements.
  • Questions may be addressed by the UHS staff at
    (215) 503-9530 or by emailing to JeffUHS@jeffersonhospital.org

All pre-matriculation health forms and documentation must be submitted through the American Data Bank tracking system. Please register for an account using your jefferson.edu e-mail address. There is a $25 annual subscription fee that can be paid by credit card on the company's website.

One month before first day of class

 

6. Complete all required Clearances

Do not start the clearance process before January 1. If done prior to January 1, 2014 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 16, 2014

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, 2014.
  • 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 EmailRuth.Beale@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 TJU Department of Physician Assistant Studies has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The TJU Department of Physician Assistant Studies anticipates matriculating its first class in Pre-Fall 2014, pending Accreditation - Provisional at March 2014 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its initial accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards. If Accreditation-Provisional is not awarded at the March 2014 ARC-PA meeting, TJU will not be permitted to enroll the class anticipated to matriculate in Pre-Fall 2014.