Master of Science in Health Sciences in the Field of Physician Assistant
The master of science in health sciences in the field of physician assistant studies prepares individuals to practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers. Students are prepared to provide care across the lifespan to patients from diverse populations in various clinical settings. It prepares individuals to work collaboratively in interprofessional patient centered teams.
The curriculum consists of 104 credits of professional coursework over twenty-four months of full-time study beginning in the summer semester. The program curriculum emphasizes a scholarly approach to medicine, development of organizational and critical-thinking skills, and evidence-based medicine. The professional curriculum for PA education includes applied medical, behavioral and social sciences; patient assessment, clinical medicine, clinical specialties, health policy, professional practice issues, professional conduct and supervised clinical practice. The first twelve months are devoted to classroom and laboratory instruction including standardized patients, simulation activities and pre-clinical experiences. The final twelve months consist of six-week full time clerkships in seven areas of medicine plus an elective clerkship at regionally and nationally located clinical sites.
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 104 credits in required courses.
|ANAT 6215||Anatomy for Health Sciences Students|
|PA 6101||Clinical Assessment I|
|PA 6102||Clinical Assessment II|
|PA 6103||Clinical Assessment III|
|PA 6104||Integration into Clinical Concepts I|
|PA 6105||Integration into Clinical Concepts II|
|PA 6106||Integration into Clinical Concepts III|
|PA 6109||Foundations of Medicine|
|PA 6110||Evidence Based Practice for PA Students|
|or PA 6111||Evidence Based Practice for PA/MPH Students|
|PA 6112||Clinical Medicine I|
|PA 6113||Clinical Medicine II|
|PA 6116||Clinical Skills I|
|PA 6117||Clinical Skills II|
|PA 6118||Health, Justice, and Society I|
|PA 6119||Health, Justice, and Society II|
|PA 6120||Human Behavior|
|PA 6121||Clinical Specialties|
|PA 6122||Role of PA in American Health Care|
|PA 6259||Introduction to Clinical Education|
|PA 6261||Inpatient Medicine Clinical Practicum|
|PA 6262||Primary Care Clinical Practicum|
|PA 6263||Surgical Inpatient Clinical Practicum|
|PA 6264||Women's Health Clinical Practicum|
|PA 6265||Pediatrics Clinical Practicum|
|PA 6266||Emergency Medicine Clinical Practicum|
|PA 6267||Behavioral Medicine Clinical Practicum|
|PA 6268||Elective Clinical Practicum I|
|PA 6300||Introduction to Professional Practice|
|PHAR 6207||Basic Principles of Pharmacology|
|PHAR 6208||Pharm in Dis. Pathophysiology|
|PHYL 6211||Physiology for Health Sciences Students|