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 nine rotations (seven required and two electives).

Curriculum Outline

* The order of rotations varies for each student.
** Evidence Based Medicine Course is interwoven throughout the second year. Credits are awarded in the Fall semester after presentation of Capstone Project.

Course Descriptions

Physician Assistant Program Course Descriptions РPDF, 182 KB (181,955 bytes)