Physician Assistant Program Curriculum

Listed below is the proposed curriculum for the Physician Assistant Program.

                                 Pre-Clinical Year       |      Clinical Year

Pre-Clinical Year: Summer Semester

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

PAS 701

Applied Human Structure I

2.0

PAS 704

Clinical Medicine I

5.0

PAS 707

Pathophysiology I

2.0

PAS 710

Pharmacology I

2.0

PAS 713

Pharmacotherapeutics I

1.0

PAS 716

History and Physical Examination I

2.0

PAS 720

Pediatric Studies

1.0

PAS 721

US Health Care Systems and Legal Medicine

1.0

PAS 722

Women's Studies

1.0

 

 

17.0


Pre-Clinical Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

PAS 702

Applied Human Structure II

2.0

PAS 705

Clinical Medicine II

5.0

PAS 708

Pathophysiology II

2.0

PAS 711

Pharmacology II

2.0

PAS 714

Pharmacotherapeutics II

1.0

PAS 717

History and Physical Examination II

2.0

PAS 723

Behavioral Medicine

1.0

PAS 719

Evidence-Based Medicine

1.0

PAS 724

Laboratory Interpretive Methods

1.0

PAS 725

Professional Practice

1.0

 

 

18.0


Pre-Clinical Year:  Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

PAS 703

Applied Human Structure III

2.0

PAS 706

Clinical Medicine III

5.0

PAS 709

Pathophysiology III

2.0

PAS 712

Pharmacology III

2.0

PAS 715

Pharmacotherapeutics III

1.0

PAS 718

History and Physical Examination III

2.0

PAS 726

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

1.0

PAS 727

Clinical Skills

1.0

PAS 728

EKG Interpretive Methods

1.0

PAS 729

Emergency Studies

1.0

PAS 730

Healthcare Ethics

1.0

PAS 731

Radiology Interpreted Methods

1.0

 

 

20.0


Clinical Year

Course Number

Mandatory Rotations

Credits

PAS 732

Emergency Medicine

5.0

PAS 734

Family Medicine I

5.0

PAS 736

Ambulatory Medicine I

5.0

PAS 737

General Surgery I

5.0

PAS 739

Internal Medicine I

5.0

PAS 741

Mental Health I

5.0

PAS 743

Pediatrics I

5.0

PAS 745

Women's Health I

5.0

PAS 7XX

Elective

5.0

PAS 756

Summative Experience

1.0

 

 

46.0


Upon completion of the clinical training, the students will participate in a one-credit Summative Experience. In addition to taking the PACKRAT examination (which does not impact student placement in the PA Program), students will participate in assessments for knowledge, technical skills, interpretation, and performance of diagnostic evaluations. The Summative Experience must be successfully completed as one of the final requirements for program completion.

Students will take three primary care mandatory rotations in the area of family practice and internal medicine.
Elective Rotations:

Course Number

Elective Rotations

Credits

PAS 747

Cardiology

5.0

PAS 748

Dermatology

5.0

PAS 733

Emergency Medicine II

5.0

PAS 749

Endocrinology

5.0

PAS 735

Family Medicine II

5.0

PAS 750

Gastroenterology/Hepatology

5.0

PAS 738

General Surgery II

5.0

PAS 740

Internal Medicine II

5.0

PAS 742

Mental Health II

5.0

PAS 751

Nephrology

5.0

PAS 752

Neurology

5.0

PAS 753

Orthopedic Surgery

5.0

PAS 744

Pediatrics II

5.0

PAS 754

Trauma

5.0

PAS 755

Urgent Care

5.0

PAS 746

Women's Health II

5.0