MS in Physician Assistant Studies | Curriculum

Year  Semester  Course Credit Hours
1 Summer PA*606  Human Anatomy 6
    PA*607 Intro to the PA Profession 1
    PA*632 Principles of Pharmacology 2
    PA*643 Human Physiology & Basic Patho 3
    PA*630 Bioethics  1
      Total Semester Hours 13
         
1 Fall PA*614 Fundamentals of Clin Med I 6
    PA*617 Clinical Problem Solving I 2
    PA*634 History & Physical Exam Skills 2
    PA*695 Research Methods for Hlth Prof       3
    PA*624 Pharmacotherapeutics I 3
    PA*662 Pathophysiology I 3
    PA*665
Cultural Competency
2
    PA*654 Diagnostic Medicine I 2
      Total Semester Hours 23
         
1 Spring PA*615 Fundamentals of Clin Med II 6
    PA*618 Clinical Problem Solving II 2
    PA*625 Pharmacotherapeutics II 3
    PA*636 Clinical Skills & Procedures 2
    PA*690 Graduate Project I 1
    PA*663 Pathophysiology II 3
    PA*656
Public Health
1
    PA*655 Diagnostic Medicine II 2
    IP*711 IP Foundations & TeamSTEPPS 1
    IP*XXX IP Concentration Course of Choice
1
      Total Semester Hours 22
         
2 Summer PA*616 Fundamentals of Clin Med III 3
    PA*619 Clinical Problem Solving III 1
    PA*626 Pharmacotherapeutics III 2
    PA*642 Pertinent Topics in Peds 1
    PA*651 Geriatrics 1
    PA*652 Principles of Emergency Medic 2
    PA*653 Principles of Surgical Care 2
    PA*691 Graduate Project II 1
    Total Semester Hours 13
       
    Total Didactic Credit Hours 65
       
2 Fall PA*670 Clinical Rotation I *
5
    PA*672 Clinical Rotation II *
5
    PA*674 Clinical Rotation III *
5
      Total Semester Hours 15
         
2 Spring PA*676 Clinical Rotation IV *
5
    PA*678 Clinical Rotation V *
5
    PA*679 Clinical Rotation VI *
5
    PA*680  Clinical Rotation VII * 
      Total Semester Hours 20
         
3 Summer PA*682
Clinical Rotation VIII *
5
    PA*685 Clinical Rotation Elective *
5
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
      Total Clinical Credit Hours 45
       
    Total Credit Hours:    116
   
 

* Students are scheduled in the following disciplines for clinical rotations 1-8; Emergency medicine, Family medicine, Internal medicine, Mental health, Pediatrics, Surgery, Women’s Health, and Adjunct Clinical Experience (ACE). In addition the students are required to complete an elective in a specialty of their choice.