Curriculum by Semester

​​​​​​​PA Program 27-month Curriculum Schedule

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First Year
Didactic 15-month Curriculum* (82 credits)

​​Summer 1 Semester (Credit Hours: 15)Fall 1 Semester (Credit Hours: 26)

​HSC 630A Regional Anatomy (5)
PHA 645 Crit. Appraisal of Med. Lit. and Evidence Based Medicine (2)
PHA 650 Diagnostic Tests I (2)
PHA 660 History/Physical Exam I (3)
PHA 671 Preventive Medicine (1)
PHA 672 App. Ethic Phys. Assit. (2)


HSC 630A Regional Anatomy (5)
PHA 608 Clinical Medicine I (4)
PHA 620 Infectious Disease (3)
PHA 612 OB/GYN (3)
PHA 625 Clinical Pharmacology (3)
PHA 633 Scientific Basis of Medicine I (2)
PHA 640 Clinical Problem Solving I (3)
PHA 661 History & Physical Exam I (3)

Spring 1 Semester (Credit Hours: 24)​Summer 2 Semester (Credit Hours: 22)
PHA 609 Clinical Medicine II (4)
PHA 634 Scientific Basis of Medicine II (2)
PHA 626 Clinical Pharmacology II (3)
PHA 630 Clinical Procedures I (3)
PHA 641 Clinical Problem Solving II (3)
PHA 651 Diagnostic Tests II (2)
PHA 662 History & Physical Exam II (4)
PHA 673 Psychiatry (3)

PHA 610 Clinical Medicine III (3)
PHA 614 Pediatrics (3) 
PHA 616 Surgery (2)
PHA 618 Emergency Medicine (2) 
PHA 624 Issues in Practice (2)
PHA 631 Clinical Procedures II (3)
PHA 635 Scientific Basis of Medicine III (2)
PHA 642 Clinical Problem Solving III (3)
PHA 652 Diagnostic Tests III (2)


Second Year
Supervised Clinical Practice Experience 12-month Curriculum** (48 credits)

​​​Fall 2 Semester (Credit Hours: 16)PHA 690 Clinical Education (Clerkships)
​Spring 2 Semester (Credit Hours: 16)PHA 691 Clinical Education (Clerkships)
Summer 2 Semester (Credit Hours: 16)PHA 692 Clinical Education (Clerkships)


Total Credits
130 Credit Hours


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Note

* Course sequencing is subject to change. (Summer semesters start in May, fall semesters in August, and spring semesters in January of each calendar year).

** The PA Program coordinates clinical site and preceptor/clinical instructor (CI) arrangements. Specifically, students "may make suggestions to principal faculty for sites and preceptors" and any student suggested clinical sites and preceptors entertained by the program are "reviewed, evaluated, and approved for educational suitability" before activation of clinical education assignments. (ARC-PA Standards, 2014, # A3.03, p. 11).

[August 2013; updated March 2015]