Master PA Studies Curriculum
Didactic Year | 65 credits
Integrated Curriculum based on Body System Modules
PA 501 Medical Science I
|PA 502 Medical Science II||PA 519 Behavioral/Mental Health Medicine|
PA 504 Principles of Medicine I
|PA 505 Principles of Medicine II||PA 506 Principles of Medicine III|
|PA 510 Patient Assessment & Clinical Reasoning I||PA 511 Patient Assessment & Clinical Reasoning II||PA 521 Clinical Skills & Procedures|
PA 507* Pharmacology I
|PA 508* Pharmacology II||PA 509* Pharmacology III|
PA 512* Diagnostic Medicine I
|PA 513* Diagnostic Medicine II||PA 515 Population Health and Wellness|
PA 503 Infectious Disease/Clinical Microbiology
|PA 516* Evidence-Based Practice||PA 518 Clinical Integration|
PA 514* Professional Practice
|PA 523* Medical Spanish||PA 520 Primary Care Medicine|
|PA 522* Healthcare Delivery|
*Denotes hybrid courses
Medical Science I/II: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Genetics. Sequence aligns with medicine organ systems.
Principles of Medicine I: Medicine modules: Dermatology, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Hematology, and Pulmonology,
Principles of Medicine II: Medicine modules: Cardiovascular, Nephrology/Genitourinary, Neurology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Orthopedics, and Women’s Health (Obstetrics/Gynecology).
Principles of Medicine III: Medicine modules: Rheumatology, Pediatrics, Oncology, HIV Medicine, Geriatrics, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine.
Clinical Phase | 58 credits
Post Clinical Activity Day will be the last Friday of every rotation.
Clinical Rotations: Each student will have varied rotation sequence and a varied Masters Capstone Project month.
*Summative Evaluations: will occur for each student within 4 months of program completion.
Master’s Capstone Project
Part I: Service Learning Project: In small groups, students will identify a real community health need, conduct a literature search using evidence-based practice, analyze the literature, and develop and actively implement the service learning project. The group will provide a presentation and complete a scholarly poster on their service learning project.
Part II: Scholarly Paper: Student will identify an Evidence-Based clinical, global health, or PA education question, conduct a literature search, analyze the literature, and develop a scholarly paper of publishable quality for submission to a peer-reviewed journal (i.e. JAAPA, Clinical Review, PA Professional, Journal of PA Education, etc.). Paper does not have to be published to complete this course.