Program Curriculum

The following curriculum is subject to change. Technology is used extensively to improve instruction, to develop faculty, student, and staff technological self-efficacy, to manage evaluation data, and to facilitate the administration of the program.

First Year
FallSemester Hours
530AThe Physician Assistant Role in Modern Health Care1
580Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases3
590PGross Anatomy with Lab6
605CPhysical Diagnosis I3
621AClinical Pharmacology I1
510Human Genetics1
535Human Behavior and Psychiatry3
602Medical Pathophysiology I6
605DPhysical Diagnosis II4
621BClinical Pharmacology II2
640PSurgical Principles2
701Women's Health/Pediatrics/Geriatrics3
573Research in Community Health4
603Medical Pathophysiology II3
649PGeneral Radiology3
705BEmergency Medicine2
605EPhysical Diagnosis III3
621CClinical Pharmacology III2

There will be eight six-week rotations. Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine/Geriatrics, Prenatal Care and Women's Health, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Surgery, and an Elective rotation. Following each rotation there will be End of Rotation Exercises.

Fall, Spring & Summer*Semester Hours
552Medical Spanish3
727Clinical Orientation (PA)1
740APA Rotation 16
741APA Rotation 26
742APA Rotation 36
743APA Rotation 46
744APA Rotation 56
745APA Rotation 66
746APA Rotation 76
747APA Rotation 86
Third Year
FallSemester Hours
553PBiomedical Ethics/Health Care Delivery2
530BTransition to PA Clinical Practice1
806PLibrary Research Paper7
690Clinical Therapeutics2
695Primary Care Review Course3