Physician Assistant Program Curriculum

Phase I (16 weeks)

Spring Semester

Course No.

GSPA735-01

GSPA736-01

GSPA733-01

GSPA701-01

-

Course

Structures of the Human Body

Medical Physiology

Pathophysiology

Medical Terminology

Total

Credit Hours

9

5

5

1

20

Phase II (16 weeks)

Summer Semester

Course No.

GSPA720-01

GSPA714-01

GSPA721-01

GSPA734-01

GSPA719-01

GSPA728-01

GSPA732-01

GSPA737-01

GSPA730-01

-

Course

Clinical Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Skills I

Patient Communication Skills I

Pharmacology

Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Adult Clinical Medicine I

Geriatrics

Pediatric Clinical Medicine I

Physical Examination Skills I

Total

Credit Hours

2

2

2

5

3

6

2

3

2

27

Phase III (16 weeks)

Fall Semester

Course No.

GSPA741-01

GSPA722-01

GSPA729-01

GSPA738-01

GSPA726-01

GSPA724-01

GSPA723-01

GSPA731-01

GSPA725-01

-

Course

Clinical Skills II

Patient Communication Skills II

Adult Clinical Medicine II

Pediatric Clinical Medicine II

Behavioral Medicine

Medical Ethics

Radiology

Physical Examination Skills II

PA Professional Issues

Total

Credit Hours

2

2

6

3

3

1

1

2

1

21

Phase IV (16 weeks)

Spring Semester

Course No.

GSPA715-01

GSPA717-01

GSPA718-01

GSPA716-01

GSPA739-01

GSPA712-01

-

Course

Fundamentals of Health Policy

Public Health, Policy and the Law

Managed Care

Race, Ethnicity, & Health

Research I

Didactic Summative

Total

Credit Hours

3

3

3

3

1

1

14

Phase I-IV (Didactic) – 82 Credit Hours

Phase V – Clinical (12 Months)

Course No.

GSPA711-01

GSPA707-01

GSPA705-11

GSPA700-01

GSPA704-01

GSPA706-01

GSPA710-01

GSPA713-01

GSPA708-01

GSPA709-01

-

GSPA703-01

GSPA740-01

-

Supervised Clinical Practice Experience

Family Medicine

General Pediatrics

General Surgery

Men's Health

Urology

Psychiatry

Geriatrics

Emergency Medicine

Ob/Gyn - Women's Health

Internal Medicine

Total

End of Curriculum Summative

Research II

Total

Credit Hours

4

4

4

4

4

4

8

4

4

8

48

2

1

51

*Required

Total Program Semester Hours

Total Number of Months

133

29