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School of Medicine


Curriculum

During your time here, you'll get practical experience through simulations, clinical experience and cadaver-based anatomy instruction. Through it all, you'll get personalized attention thanks to our small student-to-faculty ratio. 

Didactic Curriculum

Your first year will be your didactic year where you will spend time in the classroom learning the skills you need to successfully complete your clinical training. 

Spring Semester (15 hours)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHPH 701 Physiology for Health Sciences 6
BMSC 740 Human Anatomy for Health Sciences
BMSC 745 Medical Interviewing
BMSC 753 PA Professional Practice 1


Summer Semester (17 hours)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BMSC 766 PA Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics I 7
BMSC 746 Physical Diagnosis
BMSC 755 Medical Genetics and Laboratory Diagnostics
BMSC 752 Medical Law and Ethics

 

Fall Semester (19 hours)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BMSC 767 PA Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics II 6
BMSC 768 PA Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics III
BMSC 751 Behavioral Medicine
BMSC 756 Advancing Medical Practice through Research
BMSC 747 Diagnostic Testing

 

Spring Semester (17 hours)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BMSC 769 PA Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics IV 7
BMSC 770 Clinical Skills Lab
BMSC 748 Surgery and Emergency Medicine
BMSC 743 Clinical Immersion for PAs
BMSC 744 Interprofessional Seminar
BMSC 749 Clinical Medicine Across the Lifespan 2

 

Clinical Curriculum

Your second year will be spent gaining the clinical skills you need to begin practicing as a physician's assistant. This year will include various practicum that will take you through different clinical specialties. 

Year 2 (40 hours)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BMSC 757 Family Medicine (Practicum) 8
BMSC 759 Women’s Health (Practicum)
BMSC 758 Internal Medicine (Practicum) 4
BMSC 760 Pediatrics (Practicum)
BMSC 761 Behavioral Health (Practicum)
BMSC 762 General Surgery (Practicum)
BMSC 763 Emergency Medicine (Practicum)
BMSC 764 Orthopedics (Practicum) 4
BMSC 765 PA Practicum Elective–two rotations totaling 8 weeks

 

Year 3

Your third year will consist of your capstone research (4 hours). 

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BMSC 780 Biomedical Research (Capstone)
BMSC 742 Seminar (Summative Experience)

 

Summary 

Year Credit Hours
Didactic Curriculum 68
Clinical Curriculum 56
Total 112