General charges (copying, Scantrons etc) = 50 x$30 = $1500
ROSH Review Online Learning/Assessment Program = 50 X $37 = $1850
General fees for copying, paper and Scantrons have not changed.
Over the last 3 years, the majority of physician assistant students in our program have used ROSH Review (https://www.roshreview.com/specialties/physician-assistant/pa-d/)
as a learning and assessment tool. Students have used this as an accessory study tool to augment their classroom learning and have paid for this individually. We approached the developers of this Review program to review the program and determine if a discounted price could be obtained for the students. The developers provided us with a package including the learning and assessment tools for the students as well as assessment tools for faculty to determine how each student is doing in individual topics. This will allow both the faculty and the students to identify areas of deficiency in our teaching/learning areas. It also provides tools for the remediation of students and preparation for end of year summative exams. The ARC-PA (our accrediting body) is emphasizing the use of several assessment tools, both internally and externally vetted, to determine the depth and breadth of our PA students. Access to this online learning environment will provide another avenue for our students. The total cost for the didactic year per student discounted was $185 (individually the students cost was $199 per website- this did not include faculty access to the assessments). The total cost has been equally allocated to the classes of the Year I curriculum which will be most beneficial to both the students and faculty- all three clinical medicine lecture courses (PAS 7010, 7020 and 7030) as well as both pharmacology courses (PAS 7100 and 7110).