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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

First Year Didactic Curriculum

Course NumberSummer Semester 1Credits
PAST/ANAT 410 Anatomy 6
PAST 401 Foundations of Clinical Medicine-Principles of Interviewing 3
PAST 403 Diagnostics Methods – Clinical Lab 1
PAST 404 Clinical Correlations 1
PAST 411 Professional Issues for PAs I–History & Roles of the PA Profession 1
Course NumberFall Semester 1Credits
PAST 477 Human Physiology 4
PAST 402 Foundations of Clinical Medicine-Physical Diagnosis 4
PAST 405 Medical Microbiology & Infectious Disease 2
PAST 420 Pharmacology I 2
PAST 430 Principles of Internal Medicine 7
PAST 440 Pre-clinical Clerkships 1
Course NumberSpring Semester 1Credits
PAST 406 Ethics in Healthcare Delivery 1
PAST 412 Professional Issues for Physician Assistants II 2
PAST 421 Pharmacology II 3
PAST 431 Principles of Clinical Medicine-Surgery & Emergency Medicine 4
PAST 432 Principles of Clinical Medicine-OB/GYN 3
PAST 433 Principles of Clinical Medicine-Pediatrics 3
PAST 434 Principles of Clinical Medicine-Behavioral Medicine 2
PAST 441 Pre-clinical Clerkships II 1
Course NumberSummer Semester 2Credits
PAST 407 Clinical Procedures 4
PAST 413  Professional Issues for Physician Assistants III 2
PAST 450 Culture and Health 2
PAST 451 Introduction to Public Health 1
PAST 452 Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine 2
PAST 453 Medical Spanish Elective or 1
PAST 454 Research Methods Elective 1
Course NumberSecond Year Clinical CurriculumCredits
PAST 500 Clinical Residency-Emergency Medicine 3
PAST 501 Clinical Residency-Family Medicine 3
PAST 502 Clinical Residency-Geriatrics 3
PAST 503 Clinical Residency-Internal Medicine  3
PAST 504  Clinical Residency-Obstetrics & Gynecology
PAST 505  Clinical Residency-Pediatrics 3
PAST 506 Clinical Residency-Behavioral and Mental Health 3
PAST 507 Clinical Residency-Surgery  3
PAST 508 Clinical Residency-Primary Care Elective
PAST 509 Clinical Residency-Inpatient Medicine Elective 3
PAST 510  Clinical Residency-Elective  3
PAST 511 Clinical Residency-Elective 3
PAST 600 Capstone Quality Improvement Project & Comprehensive Examination 3
  Total of 102 Credit Hours