Curriculum

27 Month Program

Didactic Year | 65 credits

Integrated Curriculum based on Body System Modules

Aug/Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July Aug

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