U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
Affordable Care Act Expansion of Physician Assistant Training Program (EPAT)**
Le Moyne College – Department of PA studies is pleased to announce that we have scholarship opportunities for individuals who are accepted into the Le Moyne College PA program and have an interest in primary care. The EPAT program was established to increase student enrollment in physician assistant programs that focus on primary care training.
There is a need to increase the number of PA’s entering primary care practices in order to address the physician shortage and to increase access to basic primary care needs especially in underserved areas. Some areas of particular focus include access to quality health care services; diabetes; educational and community –based programs; environmental health; health literacy; healthy communication; heart disease and stroke; HIV; immunization and infectious diseases; injury and violence prevention; maternal, infant, and child health; nutrition and obesity; sexually-transmitted diseases; substance abuse; and public health infrastructures in our communities. Individuals are encouraged to obtain patient contact hours that demonstrate your ability and interest in working with underserved patient populations.
**(The final offering of the HRSA scholarship will be for the Le Moyne College Physician Assistant class entering in the fall of 2014 (Class of 2016). This opportunity will no longer be available to future admission cycles.)
This scholarship will fund the educational and reasonable living expenses for six Le Moyne College Physician Assistant Studies students for a total of $22,000 per student for a maximum of two years totaling $44,000.
Scholarship Requirements and Application Procedure:
- Submit a CASPA application to Le Moyne College (If you meet our academic and direct patient contact qualifications you will be invited to campus for an interview; if you are accepted into the Le Moyne PA program you can begin the formal application process which will be posted after the deposit deadline.)
- Students accepted and deposited in the Le Moyne College PA program will receive information about the formal application process and will be considered for the scholarship by the following criteria:
o Completed EPAT application
o Commitment to selecting clinical rotations(coursework) in rural and underserved communities
o Submission of essay
o Submission of resume
o 2 letters of recommendation
o Committed to working in a primary care setting after graduation
Questions: Please contact the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at (315) 445-4745 or PhysAssist@lemoyne.edu.