In addition to the New Student Orientation on Thursday, August 18, 2022, MSPA students will be expected to attend MSPA Orientation on Friday, August 19, Tuesday, August 23, and Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

  • KGI Orientation
    Schedule to be provided by Student Affairs. 

    Program Breakout Session

    Time and Location
    Topic
    1:00–2:00 p.m.
    TBD – Pitzer College
    Introductions and Icebreaker
    Christy Eskes, DHSc, MPA, PA-C
    • MSPA faculty
    • MSPA staff
    • Adjunct faculty
    • MSPA students
  • Time and Location
    Topic
    9:30–10:00 a.m.
    555 Lounge (east side of building)
    MSPA Facility Tour
    Jason Laird, DMSc, MHS, MBA, PA-C
    10:00–10:30 a.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    Equipment Requirements
    Lauren Bolda, DMSc, MPA, PA-C
    10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    555 Patient Assessment Lab
    The Medical Store Equipment Purchases and White Coat Fitting
    Nick Nerwin
    12:00–1:00 p.m.
    555 Lounge and Patio
    Lunch Provided by The Medical Store
    3:00 p.m.
    Corona del Mar Beach
    Iris St., Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
    Beach Gathering
    • Optional but strongly encouraged for team-building
    • Families welcome
    • The program will provide various drinks and snacks
    • Bring your own blankets and chairs, if desired
    • Park where you can and look for the pop-up with the KGI sign
  • Time and Location
    Topic
    9:00–9:30 a.m.
    555 Patio
    Continental Breakfast
    9:30–10:00 a.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    All About the Program
    Christy Eskes, DHSc, MPA, PA-C
    • Accreditation Status – what does provisional accreditation mean
    • ARC-PA Accreditation Standards
    • NCCPA Blueprint
    • Program Learning Outcomes
    • What to Expect
    10:00–10:30 a.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    MSPA Student Handbook: Program Policies
    Christy Eskes, DHSc, MPA, PA-C
    • Handbook policies
    • Volunteer opportunities
    10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    Team Building Activity
    12:00–1:30 p.m.
    Lunch on your own
    1:30-2:15 p.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    MSPA Student Handbook: Academic Policies and Graduation Requirements
    Christy Eskes, DHSc, MPA, PA-C
    Jason Laird, DMSc, MHS, MBA, PA-C
    2:15–3:00 p.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    MSPA Student Handbook: Professionalism Policies
    Christy Eskes, DHSc, MPA, PA-C
    3:00–3:30 p.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    Active Learning Primer
    Jason Laird, DMSc, MBA, MHS, PA-C
    3:30–4:00 p.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    Tips for Success
    All Faculty
    • Typical Schedule
    • Day in the Life
    • Expectations on Time
    • Wellness and Burnout
    • Mental Health
    • Support Network
    4:00–4:30 p.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    Faculty Advising
    Lauren Bolda, DMSc, MPA, PA-C
    4:30–5:00 p.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    Faculty Advisor Breakout
    5:00–5:45 p.m.
    555 Patio
    Mixer with the MSPA Program Advisory Board
  • Time and Location
    Topic
    10:00–11:00 a.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    Study Skills Workshop
    Stacey McIlroy, MMS, PA-C; Steve Casper, PhD
    11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    AAPA Presentation (Zoom)
    Katie Desmond
    Director, AAPA Student Membership Development & PA Program Relations
    12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Lunch on your own
    1:30-3:00 p.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom

    Educational Technology
    Christy Eskes, DHSc, MPA, PA-C
    • Anatomage
    • Canvas
    • ExamSoft
    • Osmosis
    • ReelDx
    • Butterfly iQ+
    • EXXAT
    • PANCE Review Bank (clinical phase)
    Iris Patronite
    • ExamSoft
    • eValue

    3:00-3:45 p.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    MSPA Library Orientation
    Kimberly Jackson
    • AccessMedicine
    • UptoDate
    • EBM resources
    3:45-4:00 p.m.
    555 MSPA Classroom
    Your First Day of PA School
    Christy Eskes, DHSc, MPA, PA-C
    • What to bring
    • Food policy
    • Schedule
    • Dress
    5:30-7:00 p.m.
    La Verne Brewery
    2125 Wright Ave C15
    La Verne, CA
    lavernebrewingco.com
    Social with Alumni (optional) | RSVP