Curriculum

Didactic Phase

The first 14 months of the program include the fundamental behavioral, basic biomedical and clinical sciences required for the professional course of study, as well as courses designed to better prepare the students for expanded health care roles that meet the developing needs of today's society.

Clinical Phase

The final 12 months of the PA program constitute an extended period of clinical practice experience under the supervision of a health care provider, usually physicians or physician assistants. The emphasis during this year is primary care, which is divided into eight rotations.