Curriculum

The Physician Assistant program curriculum is a 24-month, full-time, year-round model.

The proposed curriculum is divided into two phases:

  • Academic Phase Year I
  • Clinical Phase Year II

The first 12 months of the program are devoted to didactic courses before students advance to clinical experiences in the remaining 12 months. The didactic phase provides students with core medical knowledge in preparation for supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPE) and consists of clinical preparatory instruction in clinical medicine across the life span.

The clinical phase in the second year includes experiences in primary care and the medical and surgical specialties.  Students complete 10 rotations.  These clinical experiences are composed of eight required and two elective rotations. 

All courses are required.  Transfer credit from another PA program is not accepted, and no credit is awarded for pre-admission experiential learning.  Only full-time students are admitted to the program.

Student Outcomes

Program results for the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) will be posted here when they become available.