Post-Acceptance Requirements

Hello, Class of 2020,

 

Welcome to Gardner-Webb University Physician Assistant Studies Program! This page is filled with important information to prepare you for joining the program in January 2018. Please read it carefully and check back regularly for updates.

 

All post-acceptance requirements are due by November 15, 2017. Failure to comply could result in loss of your seat in the program. Should you have any difficulty in achieving this, please contact the program via email before the deadline with a written explanation.

 

1. Forms

 

a. Technical Standards Form

b. Health Information Release Form

c. Annual Health Assessment Form

 

Mail to:

 

Mrs. Alli Qualls
Gardner-Webb University
Physician Assistant Studies
P.O. Box 7252
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

 

2. CastleBranch (https://portal.castlebranch.com/GD40)

d. GB552017

• Background Check
• Fingerprinting
• Drug Screen
• ELearning – HIPAA/OSHA Training certification

e. GB55im 

• Immunization History
• TB Screening
• Health Insurance Documentation (policy statement from insurance provider)

 

3.Basic Cardiac Life Support

Please upload a copy of your American Heart Association or American Red Cross certified BCLS/BLS cards to your CASPA application. The certification must be current (not expiring before January 2019). Alternatively, an active EMT certification not expiring before January 2019 may be substituted.

 

4.Infection Control Certification (Instruction Sheet)

You are required to complete an Infection Control certification course prior to entering the program. Please open the attached PDF for instructions and a discount code. Please do not share the discount code with anyone else as the company has a list of yours names and will only accept individuals who are on that list. If you are not able to register or receive the discount, please contact Alli Qualls or Michelle Turner at paprogram@gardner-webb.edu.Once complete, please upload your certification to your CASPA application under documents.

 

Medical Terminology

There will be a Medical Terminology exam on Orientation Day. It is recommended that you study a Medical Terminology text in preparation for the exam, with particular focus on terminology for Anatomy & Physiology and Pharmacology (although the exam will cover terms beyond that). The grade from the exam will not be included in your transcript - but it is still an important exam. The following book is highly recommended.

 

Essential Medical Terminology: 4th Edition (or later), By Peggy S. Stanfield, Y. H. Hui, Nanna Cross, ISBN: 9781284038781

 

Mailing Address

 

The PA program’s mailing address is for US Mail is:

 

Physician Assistant Studies
Gardner-Webb University
P.O. Box 7252
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

 

For Federal Express or UPS delivery, please contact the program.

Textbook Lookup: Please note that instructors are reviewing these texts and this list may be subject to change. The campus bookstore will publish official spring textbooks around the first week in December for purchase.

 

Questions?

 

Please email me at paprogram@gardner-webb.edu or call me at 704.406.2017 if you have any questions.