Program Requirements

Hours: 109

First Year

PAS 500 PA Profession: Evolving Issues in Medicine and Ethics (2)
PAS 505 Medical Interview and Physical Examination with Lab (3)
PAS 505A Medical Interview and Physical Examination (LAB) (0)
PAS 510 Evidence Based Medicine and Population Health (2)
PAS 530 Pharmacology I (3)
PAS 535 Principles of Medicine I (4)
PAS 540 Patient Assessment I with LAB (3)
PAS 540A Patient Assessment I (LAB) (0)
PAS 545 Clinical Skills in Medicine I with LAB (2)
PAS 545A Clinical Skills in Medicine I (LAB) (0)
PAS 550 Clinical Approach to Behavioral Health (2)
PAS 555 Pharmacology II (3)
PAS 560 Principles of Medicine II (6)
PAS 565 Clinical Decision Making (2)
PAS 570 Patient Assessment II with LAB (3)
PAS 570A Patient Assessment II (LAB) (0)
PAS 575 Clinical Skills in Medicine II with LAB (2)
PAS 575A Clinical Skills in Medicine II (LAB) (0)
PAS 580 Nutrition and Preventive Medicine Across the Life Span (2)
BIO 515 Human Anatomy for Physician Assistants with LAB (5)
BIO 515A Human Anatomy for Physician Assistants (LAB) (0)
BIO 520 Genetics and Disease Screening (3)
BIO 525 Medical Physiology for Physician Assistants (3)

Second Year

PAS 600 Family Medicine I (5)
PAS 605 Family Medicine II (5)
PAS 610 Internal Medicine (5)
PAS 620 Emergency Medicine (5)
PAS 630 General Surgery (5)
PAS 640 Pediatrics (5)
PAS 650 Behavioral Health (5)
PAS 660 Women's Health (5)
PAS 670 Orthopedics (5)

Third Year

PAS 700 Elective Clinical Experience I (5)
PAS 705 Elective Clinical Experience II (5)
PAS 710 Summative Evaluation (4)

Academic Progression
Progression to graduation with a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) requires the student successfully complete all first year didactic courses and subsequent clinical rotations with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and necessitates completion of the summative evaluation, where the student must successfully demonstrate competence in professionalism, medical knowledge, clinical skills, patient assessment and critical thinking. Students must complete all didactic courses in the sequence offered, and their clinical rotations within three months of the scheduled graduation date unless they have been granted deceleration.