2022-23 Graduate Academic Catalog

2022–23 Graduate Academic Catalog Page 33 School of Allied Health Walking in Commencement including PAs, physicians, nurses, support staff, and fellow medical trainees. It is also essential to remain composed and professional in the face of emergent or emotionally charged circumstances, as these will undoubtedly occur during PA education and future practice as a PA. Often student's responses to the stresses associated with rigorous graduate-level coursework can mirror how they would respond as practicing PAs to the stresses associated with being a healthcare provider. Students are expected to adhere to the behaviors or characteristics outlined by the University in the graduate student handbook (The Cedarville Experience: Graduate edition) and by the program in the Community Conduct and Violation Reporting policy which is posted online at cedarville.edu/ PACommunityConduct while in all didactic and clinical settings. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action described in the Student Performance and Progression policy. Academic Discipline Policies Academic Warning An official written or verbal warning given to a student that their performance does not meet an academic or professional standard. Such warning is documented and stored in the student’s record. Academic Probation An official notice to the student that they have failed to meet the academic standards set forth by the PA program after due warning. The student will be subject to and must complete additional corrective action (i.e., remediation) to prevent dismissal from the program. Academic deficiencies that will incur a probationary status, along with procedures for regaining good standing, are outlined in the program’s Student Performance and Progression policy which is posted online at cedarville.edu/ PAStudentPerformance. Academic Suspension/Dismissal For purposes of the PA Program, Academic Suspension is equivalent to dismissal from the program. Individuals in this category are no longer recognized as a student in the Program or University for specific or continued academic deficiencies outlined in the program’s Student Performance and Progression policy which is posted online at cedarville.edu/PAStudentPerformance. Note that depending on the nature of the deficiency, academic warning and probation may not always precede dismissal. Academic Appeals Students who demonstrate significant or continued academic deficiencies are referred to the Program Student Progress, Promotion, and Professionalism (SP3) committee for review and to recommend outcomes to the Program Director. Students may appeal to academic grievances and outcomes of the SP3 review per the process outlined in the program’s Student Performance and Progression policy which is posted online at cedarville.edu/ PAStudentPerformance. Readmission Students dismissed from the program for academic deficiencies are not eligible for reinstatement outside of the appeal process referenced above. Clinical Requirements Students must meet the following criteria before progressing to the Clinical Year and participating in SCPEs: 1. Successful completion of all didactic courses 2. Successful completion of the Clinical Year Foundations course 3. Successful completion of urine drug screening 4. Successful completion of criminal background check 5. Proof of updated health screening including immunization status, TB screening, annual influenza vaccination, and any clinical site-specific requirements 6. Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers with current certification 7. Successful completion of Advanced Life Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course with current certification 8. Signed Health Information Release permitting the program to release the following health information to clinical sites: immunization history/status, TB screening, urine drug screening, and criminal background check Clinical Credit Hour Equivalence Students enrolled in the M.M.Sc. in PA Studies program will complete immersive clinical experiences as part of their program. Students earn one (1) credit hour per 2,400 minutes of immersive clinical education. Graduation Requirements To successfully complete the program, graduate, and earn a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies (M.M.Sc.-PA) from Cedarville University, students must: • Successfully pass all didactic and clinical courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 • Successfully pass all components of the Summative Evaluation • Demonstrate they have met all Program Learning Outcomes • Submit a completed Intent to Graduate form and fee to the University Registrar Intent to Graduate To graduate, whether or not they plan to attend commencement, students must submit an “Intent to Graduate” form and pay any applicable fees. An Intent to Graduate form is available at cedarville.edu/gradintent. After they submit their intent form to the registrar, the student's transcript will be audited to verify completion of degree requirements. Students are encouraged to indicate their intent to graduate at least one semester in advance so that they can be informed of any problems in meeting their degree requirements. Intent to Graduate forms must be received no later than March 15 of the commencement year. After that date, eligibility to participate in commencement will be deferred to the following year. A graduation fee of $100 will be charged to the student's