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Students in casting labThe physician assistant program curriculum emphasizes the interrelationships of the body’s organs and systems and heightens your awareness of the social, psychological and medical needs of patients. It is divided into two parts: didactic (classroom study) and clinical experience.

The 25-month interdisciplinary physician assistant program, which begins each June, stresses the interrelationships of various functions and organs of the body and heightens the student awareness of the unique social, psychological and medical needs of each patient. It is divided into two major parts: 13 months of classroom study and 12 months of clinical experience.

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Didactic curriculum

The first 12 months are spent in the classroom. The classroom portion of the curriculum is based on a problem-oriented approach to the patient. Classroom study is divided into five blocks.

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Clinical experience

During the second year of the physician assistant program, you will receive clinical training off campus in various health care settings. Clinical experiences are full-time and include core rotations in adult primary care, family practice, surgery, psychiatry and emergency medicine.

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