PA Program Curriculum
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Academic Credit

The PA program consists of 110 credits - 64 credits in the didactic phase and 46 credits in the clinical phase. The didactic phase consists of four semesters from Spring through and including the following Spring with 16, 13, 17 and 18 credits sequentially. The clinical phase consists of 9 six-week, 5-credit rotations from the Summer immediately following the didactic phase through and including the first Summer session the following Summer with 10, 15, 15 and 6 credits sequentially. Students will complete 2 days of continuing education and assessment at the end of each rotation, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Director of Clinical Education. The clinical phase of the program includes a 1-credit course weaved throughout the clinical phase to help prepare students for the PA profession.


Course Sequence

SPRING I 
MPAS 600. Orientation to Medical History & Physical Examination (1 credit)
MPAS 601. Hematology & Oncology (2 credits)
MPAS 602. Infectious Disease (2 credits)
MPAS 603. Dermatology (2 credits)
MPAS 604. Pulmonology (5 credits)
MPAS 605. Pharmacology I (2 credits)
MPAS 606. Genetics (1 credit)
MPAS 607. Foundations of PA Practice I (1 credit)
SEMESTER TOTAL: 16 credits

SUMMER I
MPAS 608. Gastroenterology & Nutrition (4 credits)
MPAS 609. Cardiology & Vascular Disease (6 credits)
MPAS 610. Pharmacology II (2 credits)
MPAS 611. Foundations of PA Practice II (1 credit)
SEMESTER TOTAL: 13 credits

FALL I
MPAS 612. Nephrology, Urology & Men's Health (4 credits)
MPAS 613. Neurology (4 credits)
MPAS 614. Otorhinolaryngology & Ophthalmology (3 credits)
MPAS 615. Endocrinology (3 credits)
MPAS 616. Pharmacology III (2 credits)
MPAS 617. Foundations of PA Practice III (1 credit)
SEMESTER TOTAL: 17 credits

SPRING II
MPAS 618. Orthopedics & Rheumatology (4 credits)
MPAS 619. Women's Health (2 credits)
MPAS 620. Behavioral Health (3 credits)
MPAS 621. Pediatrics (2 credits)
MPAS 622. Geriatrics (2 credits)
MPAS 623. Principles of Surgery & Emergent Management (2 credits)
MPAS 624. Pharmacology IV (2 credits)
MPAS 625. Foundations of PA Practice IV (1 credit)
MPAS 626. Didactic Comprehensive Evaluation (0 credit)
SEMESTER TOTAL: 18 credits

CLINICAL PHASE COURSES
MPAS 701. Family Medicine Practicum [6 weeks] (5 credits)
MPAS 702. Orthopedics Practicum [6 weeks] (5 credits)
MPAS 703. Internal Medicine Practicum [6 weeks] (5 credits)
MPAS 704. Behavioral Medicine Practicum [6 weeks] (5 credits)
MPAS 705. Surgery Practicum [6 weeks] (5 credits)
MPAS 706. Emergency Medicine Practicum [6 weeks] (5 credits)
MPAS 707. Pediatrics Practicum [6 weeks] (5 credits)
MPAS 708. Prenatal & Gynecologic Care Practicum [6 weeks] (5 credits)
MPAS 709. Elective Practicum [6 weeks] (5 credits)
MPAS 710. Summative Assessment (0 credit)
MPAS 711. Orientation to Practice-Based Learning & Improvement (1 credit)
CLINICAL YEAR TOTAL: 46 credits


Course Descriptions »

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Course descriptions can also be found in the CBU Catalog, but will not be available until the 2017-2018 catalog is published.


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