School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies

Clinical Phase

Overview
  • 60 credit hours taught over 12 months
  • The vast majority of supervised clinical experiences are taught by physicians and PA preceptors
  • Designed to provide instruction in clinical settings to prepare you for clinical practice
  • You provide input in arranging this phase, but program faculty make clinical site assignments
  • Clinical Sites
Clinical Rotations
Fall Semester

Course

Course Title

Credits

PAST 751

General Surgery

6

PAST 758

Rural/Underserved Family Medicine

6

PAST 760

Family Medicine I

6

PAST 763

Internal Medicine

6

 
Spring Semester

Course

Course Title

Credits

PAST 752

OB/Gyn

6

PAST 753

Pediatrics

6

PAST 754

Emergency Medicine

6

PAST 757

Behavioral Health

6


Summer Semester

Course

Course Title

Credits

PAST 764

Elective I

6

PAST 765

Elective II

6



Students are advised that employment during the didactic phase of the program is highly discouraged and not allowed during the clinical phase due to heavy academic demands of the program.

Complete descriptions of clinical rotations are available in the Graduate School Catalog.