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 524 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
The Masters Capstone Project builds on first year courses (Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare Delivery, and Population Health & Wellness) and is designed for the PA student to complete a Masters Capstone Project (MCP) under the guidance of a research advisor. There are four MCP Tracks: Clinical, Global Health, Community Outreach, and PA Education. Each student will choose one of these tracks to complete their MCP. Each student will identify a scholarly question on a clinical, global health, community health, or PA education topic, search and analyze the literature, then develop a scholarly paper of publishable quality in a peer-reviewed journal (i.e. JAAPA, Clinical Review, PA Professional, Journal of PA Education, etc.). In addition to writing a paper, each track will have the following Capstone deliverable:
- Clinical track: scholarly poster
- Global Health: presentation
- Community Outreach: community service learning project
- PA Education: presentation