Student Employment Policy

Experience has shown that most students are unable to give adequate effort to participating and studying if they continue employment while enrolled in an intensive and accelerated program of study. Therefore, employment during a student’s course of study and training while enrolled in the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Physician Assistant (PA) program is strongly discouraged. We dissuade students from seeking employment while matriculating through the program. The program will not make accommodations for students who choose to work. If employment is essential, then the PA Program Director should be informed in writing of the student’s work schedule. Class meetings missed due to work schedules will be documented as absences.  Absences in excess of three for any course may result in faculty discipline or dismissal from the program.