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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant
Prerequisites & Curriculum

 

Core Science Prerequisites

Must be complete at the time of application

Credit Hours Course Title
12 Chemistry
9 Biology to include Microbiology w/Lab
5 Human Anatomy and Physiology w/Lab

 

Other Prerequisites

Must be completed before the start of the program

Credit Hours Course Title
3 Statistics
3 General Psychology or higher level psychology
1 Medical Terminology

 

Suggested Courses

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
  • Pharmacology
  • Genetics
  • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Pathophysiology
  • Additional courses in Anatomy & Physiology (beyond the required 5 hours)
RECOMMENDED
  • Gerontology
  • Medical Ethics
  • Health Care Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Human Nutrition

 

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1st & 2nd Year Curriculum

As part of our continuous efforts to improve learning outcomes, curriculum is subject to change.

First Year (Didactic Year)

Summer Semester (7 credit hours) Credit Hours
PA 789 Clinical Anatomy 5
PA 789L Clinical Anatomy Lab 1
PA 717 Professional Issues 1
 
Fall Semester (22 credit hours)
PA 700 Medical History and Physical Exam 3
PA 700L Clinical Practice 1 Lab 1
PA 716 Clinical Laboratory 2
PA 718 Clinical Medicine Cardiology 3
PA 727 Preventive Medicine 2
PA 729 Clinical Behavioral Medicine 2
PA 731 Clinical Medicine Dermatology 2
PA 732 Clinical Medicine EENT 2
HS 710 Applied Clinical Pharmacology 3
HP 800 Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice 2
 
Spring Semester (22 credit hours)
PA 719 Clinical Medicine Pulmonology 3
PA 722 Clinical Medicine Gastroenterology 3
PA 724 Clinical Medicine OB/GYN 3
PA 728 Clinical Medicine Endocrinology 2
PA 730 Clinical Medicine Musculoskeletal 2
PA 734 Clinical Medicine Neurology 2
PA 736 Applied Clinical Practice 2
PA 736L Applied Clinical Practice II Lab 1
HS 711 Pharmacologic Management of Acute and Chronic Diseases 3
HP 801 Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice 1

 

Second Year (Clinical Year)

Summer Semester (6 credit hours) Credit Hours
PA 721 Clinical Medicine Genitourinary Renal 2
PA 801 Advanced Clinical Rotation I 4
 
Fall Semester (14 credit hours)
PA 802 Advanced Clinical Rotation II 4
PA 803 Advanced Clinical Rotation III 4
PA 804 Advanced Clinical Rotation IV 4
PA 896 Directed Study in Research I 2
 
Spring Semester (15 credit hours)
PA 805 Advanced Clinical Rotation V 4
PA 806 Advanced Clinical Rotation VI 4
PA 807 Advanced Clinical Rotation VII 4
PA 850 Experiential Learning 1
PA 897 Directed Study in Research II 2
 
Summer Semester (7 credit hours)
PA 899 Advanced Clinical Rotation VIII 7

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