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 $22.00 (Subject to change)
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance - current cost $15.00 (Subject to change)
• FBI Criminal History Check - current cost $33.00 (Subject to change)
• 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 $135).
• 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 $45.00).
• 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 urinalysis test strips, glucometer kit with lancet and test strips, alcohol swabs, phlebotomy needle with holder (box of 48), 10 vacutainer tubes, venipuncture training model, fecal occult testing and rapid strep test kit.
• All students are required to purchase a Laptop or I-Pad with webcam functionality for electronic exam/testing computer in May (summer of the 3rd year).
• 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 where students are assigned.
• 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.
     Pennsylvania Criminal Record History Check - current cost $10.00.

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 $2,000)
• Registration fee for taking Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) after graduation (Current cost $550.00)

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.