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Physician Assistant Studies

Didactic and Clinical Curriulum


Didactic Terms (1-4)

Didactic Term One

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Course

Credits

PAP 500

Orientation

PAP 505

History & Professional Ethics

2

PAP 550

Advanced  Anatomy

4

PAP 580

Physical Assessment

6

PAP 575   

Medical Informatics

2

PAP 587

Diagnostic Methods I

1

Didactic Term Two

#

Course

Credits

PAP 528

Behavioral Aspects of Medicine

3

PAP 560

Applied Pathophysiology

4

PAP 588

Diagnostic Methods II

3

PAP 590   

Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine I 

6

PAP 720   

Formative Clinical Competency Exam  I

Didactic Term Three

#

Course

Credits

PAP 565   

Immunology and Microbial Disease

3

PAP 530   

Health Policy

3

PAP 589   

Diagnostic Methods III

2

PAP 591   

Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine II 

6

PAP 570   

Medical Pharmacology I

2

PAP 595   

Clinical Skills Laboratory

2

PAP 721

Formative Clinical Competency Exam  II

 

 

Didactic Term Four

#

Course

Credits

PAP 540   

Counseling for Preventive Medicine

3

PAP 592   

Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine III

6

PAP 600   

Research Methods 

4

PAP 571   

Medical Pharmacology II

2

PAP 535   

Community Health

3

PAP 722

Formative Clinical Competency Exam III

 

 

Clinical Terms (5-7)

 Portfolio Preparation 

#

Course

Credits

PAP 750

Portfolio Preparation I

1

PAP 751

Portfolio Preparation II

1

PAP 752

Portfolio Preparation III

1

Rotations 

       #

                  Course

   Credits

PAP 640

Senior Seminar

PAP 650

Clinical Rotation: Medicine

3

PAP 655

Clinical Rotation:  Emergency Medicine

3

PAP 661

Clinical Rotation: Family Practice/Geriatrics

3

PAP 691

Clinical Rotation:
Comprehensive Interprofessional Care

2

PAP 665

Clinical Rotation:  Obstetrics/Gynecology

3

PAP 670

Clinical Rotation:  Elective I

2

PAP 674

Clinical Rotation:   Elective II

2

PAP 675

Clinical Rotation:  Pediatrics

3

PAP 680

Clinical Rotation:  Psychiatry

3

PAP 685

Clinical Rotation:  Surgery

3

PAP 690

Clinical Rotation:  Orthopedics

3

PAP 697

Clinical Rotation:  Community Practice Preceptorship

4

Individual student rotation schedules will vary.

Examinations

PAP 723

Comprehensive Final Examination

PAP 724

Clinical Competency Exam

 Course Descriptions may be reviewed at this link.

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