- The curriculum is based on the medical model with problem oriented case studies and core courses in the first or didactic year that build on each other. Thus setting a foundation for the application of increasingly complex medical concepts that will prepare the student for transition into clinical rotations.
The clinical year comprises supervised clinical rotations in primary care, surgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, and behavioral health medicine. Elective rotations may be structured allowing students to achieve significant training in a specialty area of interest or more experience in traditional primary care.
The website reflects the current curriculum for the in-coming cohort; please refer to the appropriate catalog for cohorts other than the incoming class.
Curriculum evaluation and revision is an on-going process.
Student Participation in Evaluation of Program
- The PA program is committed to delivering a curriculum that will prepare the student to deliver optimal health care in an ever changing environment. In our commitment to the process of continuous quality improvement, students are involved in course evaluations, supervised clinical practice evaluations, and faculty evaluations at the closure of each semester. As a future health care provider, the evaluation process will be a part of every continuing medical education course in which the practitioner participates to maintain his/her Physician Assistant license. Students are required to complete these evaluations for didactic courses and supervised clinical practice experiences.