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MASTER OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES (MPAS)

Thank you for your interest in the Rocky Vista University Physician Assistant Program. The 2021-2022 cycle will open through CASPA on April 20, 2021.

The goal of the RVU PA program is to support the development of clinically competent, collaborative, and compassionate physician assistants. The programs’ competency-based curriculum and its faculty provide the framework to achieve this goal, offering a learner-centered, innovative approach to medical training, promoting patient safety and primary care. Ultimately, it is the learners that make RVU a success.

This program is offered at the Colorado campus.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The University reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time without advanced notice. Learn more about the tuition payment schedule, individual health insurance status, and the tuition refund process.

The Physician Assistant Program processes hundreds of applications for admissions each year. Learn more about requirements for admissions including GRE scores, minimum prerequisite course work, and GPA requirements.

The MPAS curriculum is sequenced and designed to address and integrate the entrustable professional activities in which are contained the competencies the student must achieve to successfully enter the profession upon graduation.

RVU PA STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Luke Paik, PAS II
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

Campus Location
Colorado Campus

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Undergraduate studies:
Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a Concentration in Anatomy and Physiology and a double minor in Biotechnology and Psychology.

What clubs and activities are you currently involved with?
I am a tutor for the first year PA class and a member of the Medical Spanish Interest Group.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I grew up in Los Angeles, California. I attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo for my undergraduate degree. After college, I moved to San Diego, CA where I worked in pre-clinical research and was a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Restorative Nursing Assistant for several years.

What initially brought you to RVU? Why did you decide to pursue this degree?
I have always had a strong interest in medicine and science. After completing my bachelor's degree and working in research, I found that I enjoyed the science aspect of research but wanted to explore a field with patient care. I felt that PA school at RVU was the right fit for me because I wanted to be in a profession where I would be working in a collaborative environment, yet have the autonomy to diagnose conditions, treat patients, and prescribe medication. My experience during my interview at Rocky Vista University left me with the unshakable feeling that RVU was where I belonged and where I would thrive.

What do you enjoy doing when not at RVU (family life, interests, and hobbies)?
I love cooking, running trails, going to the gym, and watching suspenseful/weird movies.

What is an interesting or little known fact about you:
I did a half-Ironman in college.

What is the best piece of advice you have been given by a professor or student while at RVU?
It is okay to be wrong and to make mistakes, so long as you learn and grow from your experience.

What are your medical interests?
Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine.

What advice do you have for prospective students?
Don't ever give up on your dreams! Be genuine and true to yourself and you will succeed in your career and life!

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CONTACT THE PA PROGRAM

COLORADO CAMPUS
8401 South Chambers Rd.

Parker, CO 80134
303-373-2008

For faster response, please direct inquiries to the PA Program:
admissions@rvu.edu