Curriculum Summary and Clinical Experiences

Curriculum Summary and Clinical Experiences

Didactic Curriculum Summary

Total Terms: 7
Total Units: 161.5

Term 1
Course Name Units
History of Healthcare 1
General Anatomy I 4
History Taking 2
GI/GU/Endocrine Physiology 3
Introduction to Physical Assessment 1
Physiology Circulatory and Respiratory 2.5
Cell Tissue and Anatomy Physiology 3
PA Clinical Applications I 3
Research, Evidence-Based Healthcare 2
Human Biochemistry Lecture 3

Term 2
Course Name Units
General Anatomy II 4
Public Health 3
Neuroscience Lecture 3
Clinical Pyschology 1
Clinical Medicine I: Intro Clinical Medicine 5
Jurisprudence 1
PA Clinical Applications II 3
Biochemical Nutrition 3
Introduction to Physical Assessment II 1

Term 3
Course Name Units
Diagnostic Imaging and Basic Anatomy 3
Pharmacology/Toxicology 2
Pathology I 3
Neuromusculoskeletal Examination 2
PA Clinical Applications III 3
Clinical Nutrition 4
Pathology 2 4
Clinical Medicine PA 5

Term 4
Course Name Units
Advanced Clinical Medicine PA 5
Emergency Medicine, Trauma & Surgery 2
Clinical Lab Diagosis 2
Medical Therapeutics 2
Advanced Pharmocology 2
Imaging Interpretation I 3
Ages and Stages of Man 4
PACE I 0
PA Clinical Applications IV 3
Introduction to Clinical Year Symposium* 0
*May be offered in Term 5 contingent on examination scheduling

Term 5
Course Name Units
Clinic Rotation 1 6
Clinic Rotation 2 6
Clinic Rotation 3 6
Clinical Integration Week 6

Term 6
Course Name Units
Clinic Rotation 4 6
Clinic Rotation 5 6
Clinic Rotation 6 6
Clinic Rotation 7 6
Clinical Integration Week 1

Term 7
Course Name Units
Clinic Rotation 8 6
Clinic Rotation 9 6
Clinic Rotation 10 6
Clinical Integration Week 1
Capstone 1
PACE II 0

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Supervised Clinical Practical Experiences / Clinical Rotations

The second year is devoted to Core Clinical Rotations/Seminars/Electives. Providing our PA students with these opportunities is integral in contributing to the basic foundation of their clinical skills. The start date for clinical rotations will be January 2019.

Each student will complete one rotation in each of the following required 6 unit core clinical experiences:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Family Medicine
  • OB-GYN
  • General Surgery
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Elective (up to 8 weeks of elective time may be available to students in good standing)
  • Clinical assignments are minimally 32 hours a week. Students are expected to fully participate in all clinical activities, e.g. "call," grand rounds journal club, etc.

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