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Additional Program Expenditures

 

Additional Program Expenditures


The following are anticipated expenses that are deemed integral to a Physician Assistant students professional development:

 

REQUIRED:
• Pennsylvania Criminal Record History Check - current cost $10.00.
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance - current cost $10.00.
• FBI Criminal History Check - current cost $33.00.
• All students are required to take the Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge and Rating Assessment Tool exam (PACKRAT), after completion of the 4th year and, again, before graduation, each $45.00 (current cost).
• All students are required to take ACLS training course (approximate cost $140.00).
• All students are required to prepare a research poster for the Master's of Independent Research course (approximate cost $50.00).
• All students are required to purchase medical equipment - starting at $500.00.
• All students are required to purchase a lab coat and name tag (approximate cost $42.00).
• All students are required to utilize the PAST Student Tracking System by Typhon during their 5th year (approximate cost $90.00).
• All students are required to purchase a student back pack with the contents of 4 bouffant caps, 4 surgical botties (2/student), 3 surgical masks with ties, 2 surgical gowns, and surgical gloves that fit.
• All students are required to purchase a laptop computer after completion of the 4th year and before the start of the 5th year for Exam Master testing.
• Urine drug screens during clinical year - approximate $100.00-$250.00 depending upon site.
• Physical Examination - Proof of immunization and all other health requirements is variable depending upon where they are completed. Current cost through Duquesne University Health Services - Physical Exam - $50.00, 2-Step PPD - $30.00, and Annual PPD - $15.00. They do not provide flu shots.
• CPR Certification - approximate $25.00-$40.00 depending upon location.

RECOMMENDED:
• Strongly encourage membership in PSPA. (Cost $30/year or $50/2 years)
• Strongly encourage membership in AAPA. NEW STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: $75. This is a one-time fee that expires after your graduation.

OTHER:
• Potential additional living expenses during clinical year. (approximate cost $1,500)
• Registration fee for taking Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) after graduation (current cost $475.00)

NOTE: We recognize the cost of an education at Duquesne University; however, there are other anticipated expenses in your education. These have all been deemed integral to your professional development. With advance notice, you can plan and budget for these additional expenses.