Curriculum: Timing/Sequence

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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS)

Didactic –  Year One

Summer – Term I

Course Number Course Description Number of Units (Semester Hrs)
PA-501 Human Anatomy & Physiology-I 4.0
PA-503 Clinical Ethics 2.0
PA-504 Research-I 1.0
PA-512 PA Professional Issues-I 1.0
PA-516 Clinical Laboratory Science 2.0
PA-520 Principles of Physical Diagnosis-I 3.0
PA-538 Medical Microbiology 2.0

Fall Break

Fall – Term II

15.0  Total
PA-502 Human Anatomy & Physiology-II 4.0
PA-505 Research-II 1.0
PA-510 Pathophysiology of Disease-I 2.0
PA-521 Principles of Physical Diagnosis-II 3.0
PA-526 Clinical Pharmacology-I 2.0
PA-528 Clinical Medicine-I 3.0

Winter Break

Winter – Term III

15.0  Total
PA-511 Pathophysiology of Disease-II 2.0
PA-519 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 1.0
PA-522 Principles of Physical Diagnosis-III 3.0
PA-527 Clinical Pharmacology-II 2.0
PA-529 Clinical Medicine-II 4.0
PA-532 Clinical Genetics 1.0
PA-536 Clinical Skills-I 2.0

Spring Break

 Spring – Term IV

15.0  Total
PA-518 Behavioral Medicine 2.0
PA-530 Clinical Medicine-III 4.0
PA-531 Clinical Medicine-IV 2.0
PA-535 Women’s Health 2.0
PA-537 Clinical Skills-II 2.0
PA-539 Rural Medicine 2.0
PA-549 PA Professional Issues-II 1.0
15.0  Total

Summer Break

60.0  Total Didactic Year

Clinical Clerkship – Year Two

Time frame Clerkship Number of Weeks
Clinical Clerkship – 1 5.0
12 Month Rotation: Clinical Clerkship – 2 5.0
 beginning in June &  Clinical Clerkship – 3 5.0
ending the following June.  Clinical Clerkship – 4 5.0
Clinical Clerkship – 5 5.0
                  Christmas Break
Clinical Clerkship – 6 5.0
Clinical Clerkship – 7 5.0
Clinical Clerkship – 8 5.0
Clinical Clerkship – 9 5.0
Summer Break/AAPA Conference
Board Prep/Make-ups/Check-out/Graduation Class PA-1

Designated Clinical Clerkships

Course Number Course Description Number of Units
PA-570 Family Medicine 5.0
PA-571 Internal Medicine 5.0
PA-572 Emergency Medicine 5.0
PA-573 Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine 5.0
PA-574 Women’s Health 5.0
PA-575 General Surgery 5.0
PA-576 Behavioral Medicine/Psych 5.0
PA-577 Elective-I 5.0
PA-578 Elective-II 5.0
45.0  Total Clinical Year
 105.0   Total-Program