Rigorous, real-world preparation for improving patients’ lives
The 25-month physician assistant program emphasizes the interrelationships of functions and organs and heightens students’ awareness of the unique social, psychological and medical needs of each patient.
The curriculum is divided into two major parts: 13 months of classroom study and 12 months of clinical experiences. Students complete course work the first 12 months and then have 12 months of supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs). The last month students present their capstone projects.
The didactic curriculum is designed to prepare students to work with physicians in primary care and medical specialties. The program features courses in ethics, health care delivery systems, epidemiological principles and research.