Physician Assistant Education Program Policies
The UNMC Physician Assistant Program does not grant advanced standing to any applicant admitted to the Program. No Program courses will be waived, and no advanced credit for any previous course work will be given even though it may be similar or identical to course work in the Program. All courses are designated as "Required" and must be taken by every student.
Background Checks Policy
Healthcare facilities utilized by the Program for student clinical experiences require background checks in order to meet accreditation and/or state law requirements. Therefore all enrolled students are required to undergo a Background Check. One Source is the vendor that the University of Nebraska Medical Center utilizes. The student is responsible for the $30.00 fee for this service. Instructions for completing the background check will be given upon admission to the Program.
Employment While Enrolled in the PA Program
Physician assistant students are advised that part-time employment is not feasible because of heavy academic demands.
Students enrolled in academic programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center must provide a medical history and evidence of certain vaccinations or immunities, based on CDC guidelines.
All full-time students are required to have inpatient health and disability insurance through a student health insurance program contracted by UNMC unless evidence of comparable coverage is provided.
Non-Discrimination and Sexual and Other Prohibited Harassment Policy
In accordance with University policy, the University of Nebraska Medical Center promotes equal educational opportunities in the academic environment.
Professional Liability Coverage
All students enrolled with the Program are covered for professional liability policy approved by the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center has established a diverse team of ombudspersons to help students, residents, faculty, and staff resolve problems and to promote fair and equitable treatment for all members of the UNMC community. David Carver, Ph.D. is the designated ombudsperson for students and residents. For more information, please click on link above.
Tuition Refund Policy
Tuition refunds are computed using the effective date on the withdrawal form required to be completed by any student withdrawing from any academic program. Students who withdraw are not relieved from the payment of any balance due. Refunds will be applied first to unpaid balances. Any remaining balance or obligation to any University service must be paid. Failure to do so may prevent future registration. Refunds are not made for fees.
Refunds are calculated from the official beginning of the semester as stated in the Physician Assistant Program academic calendar.
Students who receive financial aid and withdraw during the refund period may have to repay all or a portion of their financial aid received. A financial aid recipient should contact the Office of Financial Aid prior to withdrawal.
Time of Withdrawal
|Before 1st day of semester||100%||0%|
|1st Week of classes||100%||0%|
|2nd Week of classes||75%||25%|
|3rd Week of classes||50%||50%|
|4th Week of classes||25%||75%|
|5th Week of classes||0%||100%|
Students may withdraw from courses with the approval of the Associate Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions in the event of serious illness or other circumstances that make completion of courses impossible.
If a student in good standing finds it necessary to withdraw from the University before the close of a current term, the Associate Dean may grant that permission. If the student is not a minor, withdrawal is granted at the student’s request; if a minor, withdrawal is granted at the request of a parent or guardian.
Students withdrawing from the University are required to start their withdrawal process in the Office of Academic Records. A withdrawal form must be completed with appropriate signatures and returned to Academic Records to ensure appropriate entries for the permanent record.
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