The Physician Assistant Program Curriculum

Requirements for the BS/MS in Physician Assistant Studies

Twenty-seven (27) units or 108 credits in physician assistant (PA) courses during the three-year Physician Assistant Program:

Physician Assistant I - Summer:
PA411E/411     Medical Science I (Clinical Anatomy; Medical Physiology)

Physician Assistant II - Fall:
PA415              Behavioral Sciences (Human Behavior; Preventive Medicine)
PA416              Clinical Prep Science I (Patient Assessment I; Patient Assessment II & Radiology Interpretation)
PA417              Primary Care and Pharmacotherapeutics I (Primary Care I; Pharmacotherapeutics I; Interpretation of EKGs and ABGs)
PA419              Professionalism and Ethics I (PA Professionalism; BCLS and Clinical Skills)
PA421             Emergency and Surgical Medicine (Emergency Medicine; General Surgery;
Skills Workshop)

Physician Assistant III – Spring
PA412             Medical Science II (Clinical Pathology; Medical Microbiology; Human Genetics)
PA422             General Medicine (General Medicine I, General Medicine II & General Medicine III, Interpretation of Lab Data)
PA423             Maternal and Child Health (Pediatrics; OB/GYN)
PA424            Primary Care and Pharmacotherapeutics II (Pharmacotherpeutics II; Primary Care II; Patient Assessment III)

Physician Assistant IV – Summer
PA514E/514   Advanced Health Assessment

Physician Assistant V – Fall
PA504             Medical Literature Review and Analysis
PA431             Medical Clinical Practice I
PA432             Medical Clinical Practice II

Physician Assistant VI – Spring
PA501             Art and Practice of Health Education
PA434             Medical Clinical Practice III
PA442             Medical Clinical Practice IV

Physician Assistant VII – Summer
PA543E/543   Medical Clinical Practice V

Physician Assistant VIII- Fall
PA533           Medical Clinical Practice VI
PA541           Medical Clinical Practice VII
PA790           Research Design

Physician Assistant IX – Spring
PA630           Clerkship - Developing Community Health

PA645           Clerkship - Advanced Procedures and Skills
PA612           Critical Thinking in Medicine
PA799           Thesis