Shortly after the acceptance notice has been sent out, each current academic-year class assigns a class member as “mentor” to each new entering student. The role of the student mentor is to provide the current student’s perspective on problem-solving and to be a helpful resource for the new entering student as questions and concerns arise prior to matriculation and beyond. The extent to which a new student utilizes his/her mentor for information and guidance is an individual matter which is not governed by the PA Program.
Upon matriculation, each new student will be assigned a full-time PA faculty member as faculty advisor to the student. The role of the faculty advisor is to meet regularly with the advisee, to monitor the advisee’s progress in the curriculum, and to direct the advisee to resources and appropriate assistance as the need arises.