Physician Assistant Admission Information

 

Program Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles

Program Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles

PROGRAM MISSION 
Transform Students Into Highly Competent Physician Assistants

VISION 
Excellence in Physician Assistant Education

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Foster an enthusiastic learning environment committed to student success
  • Promote patient-centered collaborative care
  • Model and cultivate compassion
  • Respond to the need for primary care providers in Kansas
  • Encourage health care for rural and underserved populations
  • Emphasize evidence-based practice and promote lifelong learning
Admission Timeline

Admission Timeline

  • April 30, 2020
    CASPA application opens
  • September 1, 2020 
    Deadline for applications to be complete and verified* within the CASPA system. We recommend submission to CASPA by August 1st in order for verification to be completed by September 1st. Transcripts received by CASPA after verification will not be accepted by the WSU program.

    *Complete and Verified Definition:
    • Applicants must have their application verified (GPA calculated) by the deadline date. 
    • Applications must be completed (ie-submitted, payment received, all transcripts received, and 4 letters of recommendation received and indicated “Complete”, at least four weeks in advance of the deadline to ensure the application is verified on time.
  • September 1, 2020 
    WSU Graduate School application deadline Required by all applicants applying this cycle. 
  • October—December 2020 
    Invitations for onsite interviews are sent to select qualified applicants
  • June 1, 2021 
    Mandatory Orientation
  • June 1, 2021
    Classes Begin
Program Overview

Program Overview

The WSU Department of Physician Assistant offers a 26-month graduate course of study that leads to a Master of Physician Assistant degree.

Applicants interested in vying for one of the 48 slots offered annually have a strong background in the natural and clinical sciences supporting their bachelor degree. The selection process screens candidates based on past academic performance, previous health care experience, an orientation toward service and an on-site interview.

PA Students will spend their first year learning clinical medicine, how to perform a medical history and physical examination and beginning their research project. Graduate coursework included in the didactic phase includes clinical medicine, clinical laboratory, pharmacotherapy, anatomy, pathophysiology, research and evidence-based practice, clinical skills, preventive medicine and health care professional issues.

Students complete 9 clinical rotations during their second year. Focus areas include: family medicine and primary care, pediatrics, prenatal care and women’s health, emergency medicine and acute care, general surgery, behavioral health and geriatrics. The WSU PA Program enjoys the support of preceptors throughout Kansas along with a few rotations in Oklahoma, Missouri and Nebraska. In keeping with the broad range of clinical activities, students have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of clinical rotation sites including at least two rotations in a rural/undeserved location. All students will be assigned to clinical rotations outside of the urban areas and should therefore expect to spend several months in rural areas of Kansas.

The WSU Physician Assistant Program prepares students to function as health care generalists. Students are prepared to become licensed professionals and encouraged to serve in primary care areas where the health care need is greatest.

Requirements

Requirements for Admission

  1. All applicants must have earned (or be about to earn) a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another country whose requirements for the bachelor’s degree are substantially equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  2. Prerequisite coursework must be completed if it was not included in the bachelor degree.
    1. Core Science prerequisite coursework must be less than 10 years old.
    2. Coursework taken at a university outside of the U.S. must be from a recognized institution in that country whose requirements for a bachelor degree are substantially equivalent to a U.S. four year bachelor degree. Foreign coursework must be evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation service before it will be accepted for consideration by CASPA. The applicant is responsible for arranging for evaluation of all transcripts (refer to CASPA’s website for details).
    3. Applicants with foreign coursework must submit both official transcripts and an evaluation provided by a foreign transcript evaluation service to the WSU Grad School. (This is in addition to the CASPA application.) The WSU PA Office of Admissions cannot evaluate applications with foreign coursework until after the WSU Graduate School has determined equivalency of foreign coursework to a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree. Questions regarding this requirement should be directed to wsugradschool@wichita.edu.  Acceptance of foreign bachelor's degrees is decided on an individual basis and after evaluation by a transcript evaluation service and the WSU Graduate School.
  3.  Ideally, the bachelor degree and all prerequisite coursework should be completed before application.
    1. All Core Science Prerequisites must be completed with a grade submitted and verified on CASPA application. Transcripts received by CASPA after verification will not be accepted by WSU PA Program. Grades must be verified by CASPA to be eligible for admission consideration.
    2. A candidate can apply while completing other bachelor degree coursework and other prerequisites, but these must be completed before starting the program, and completion must be verified before acceptance into the program is finalized.
  4. A minimum GPA of 3.00 (4.0 scale) is required for both overall coursework and science course work.
    1. Both GPAs will be calculated by CASPA using all courses on the transcripts you submit to CASPA and reported to us on your CASPA application.
    2. All prerequisite course work must be completed with a “C-” grade or higher.
    3. We will accept grades of "Pass" or "Credit" for course prerequisites taken during the Spring 2020 semester.
  5.  Letters of Recommendation
    1. 4 Letters of Recommendation must be submitted directly to CASPA and indicate “Completed” by September 1, 2020 to be accepted. We do not accept documents outside of the CASPA application.
  6. Selected applicants will be invited to an interview with program faculty. Attendance is required but does not assure admission to the program.
    1. The interview includes (but is not limited to) an assessment of academic potential, motivation and commitment to the PA profession, and interpersonal and communication skills.
  7. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, leadership, and service.
  8. Applicants must be able to meet the Academic and Technical standards.
  9. Health care experience (direct patient care) is strongly preferred, but not required.
  10. Applicants, at their own expense, must pass a background check prior to program admission. Admitted students will be required to obtain and pass a drug screen. In addition, clinical rotation sites may also require students to undergo random serum or urine drug testing at the expense of the student. Inability or refusal to do so will require the program to suspend or dismiss the student from the program.
  11. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official, acceptable scores for either the TOEFL, the Academic Module of the IELTS examination, or the PTE-Academic. To be acceptable, the score must be sent to WSU directly from the testing agency by September 1, 2020, and must be less than two years old.

Program requirements will not be waived for any reason. Likewise, experiential credit toward prerequisites or advanced standing will not be granted. Transfer credit policies can be found in the latest edition of the WSU Graduate Catalog.

Student positions will not be held from year to year. If an applicant rejects or cancels an offered position at any time prior to starting the program, the individual will have to re-apply if he/she desire admission at a future date.

Transcript evaluation is not provided.

Prerequisite Coursework

CORE SCIENCE PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION CYCLE 2021-2022
Must be complete with grade on official transcripts when application is submitted and verified by CASPA.

  • 12 Credit Hours of Chemistry w/Lab (Recommended sequence—Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Biochemistry and/or Organic Chemistry)
  • 9 Credit Hours of Biology to include Microbiology w/Lab (Recommended sequence Biology I, Biology II, Microbiology)
  • 5 Credit Hours of Human Anatomy & Physiology w/Lab 

OTHER PREREQUISITES 
Must be completed before the start of the program

  • 3 Credit Hours of Statistics
  • 3 Credit Hours of General Psychology or higher level Psychology
  • 1 Credit Hour of Medical Terminology

The WSU PA Program will accept Pass/Fail and Credit/No Credit grades for course prerequisites taken during the Spring 2020 semester.

Transcripts with grades submitted to CASPA after application is verified are not accepted by WSU PA Program!

 

Suggested Courses

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

  • Pharmacology
  • Genetics
  • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Pathophysiology
  • Additional courses in Anatomy & Physiology beyond the required 5 hours

RECOMMENDED

  • Gerontology
  • Medical Ethics
  • Health Care Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Human Nutrition

These courses and courses like these provide valuable background to prepare students for admission to the program and allow applicants to demonstrate their ability to succeed in rigorous science/medical courses similar to what they will encounter in the program.

 

CORE SCIENCE PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION CYCLE 2022-2023

Must be complete with grade on official transcripts when application is submitted and verified by CASPA.

  • 3 Semesters of Chemistry to include:
    • 2 Semesters of Chemistry with Lab (excluding Intro to Chemistry)
    • 1 Semester of either Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • 1 Semester of General Biology
  • 1 Semester of Microbiology with Lab
  • 1 Semester of Genetics
  • 5 Credit Hours of Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab

OTHER PREREQUISITES

Must be completed before the start of the program

  • 1 Semester of Statistics, Medical Terminology and Psychology

Semesters are not equivalent to quarters. Quarters are roughtly two-thirds of a semester.

Transcripts with grades submitted to CASPSA after application is verified are not accepted by WSU PA Program!

 

Standardized Test Scores

GRE

  • We DO NOT require GRE scores 

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to satisfy one of the following English proficiency 
requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
    Minimum Internet-based score is 79
  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) 
    Minimum Internet-based score is 6.5
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 
    Minimum Internet-based score is 58

Official scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Wichita State University (Institutional code of 6884) and must be less than two years old.

The deadline to submit English proficiency test scores is September 1, 2020.

 

Inquiries

If you have further questions about WSU’s PA program, please email physician.assistant@wichita.edu. Most emails receive a reply within 72 hours, however some inquiries require more time, so please allow 1 week for a response.

  • Transcript evaluation is not provided.
Patient Care Experience

Patient Care Experience

Direct patient care experience is expected, but not required. Experience listed on your application will be verified.

EXAMPLES OF DIRECT PATIENT CARE EXPERIENCE THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED

  • Scribe
  • Medical Technologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Paramedic
  • Military Corpsmen
  • OR Technologist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Dental Hygienist
  • X-Ray Technologist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • EMT/MICT
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Mental Health Care Counselor
  • Medical Assistant
  • Aide in Dialysis Unit
  • Optometry Assistant
  • Chiropractic Assistant
  • Phlebotomist

EXAMPLES OF ACTIVITIES THAT ARE NOT DIRECT PATIENT CARE EXPERIENCE

  • Medical records personnel or clerical worker in a medical office or hospital
  • Pharmacy technician/clerk
  • Observation of any kind (i.e., shadowing a physician or PA)
  • Training without employment (such as EMT/MICT, etc.)
  • Health care experience which is part of a health care training program (i.e., clinical rotations, field work, or internships)
  • Caring for one’s own family
  • Providing first aid as a coach, scout leader, etc.

SHADOWING 
Shadowing is strongly preferred, but not required. Shadowing is advantageous because it can help you better understand the role and responsibilities of a PA.

 

Technical Standards

Technical Standards

The WSU PA Program curriculum incorporates the teaching of technical skills necessary for the practice of medicine. Students must be able to perform successfully in a wide variety of clinical situations, and therefore are required to have adequate ability in physical, cognitive and behavioral areas. Students are expected to confirm their ability to meet the following standards (with or without reasonable accommodations consistent with applicable law) upon admittance to the program.

Physical abilities required for satisfactory completion of curriculum:

  • The ability to observe demonstrations and other forms of instruction, as well as the observation of patients for physi- cal evaluation. Observation necessitates the functional use of vision both at a distance and close at hand. Other sensory modali- ties, such as touch and smell enhance observation.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English. Communication necessitates the ability to speak, hear and perceive nonverbal communication. Writing, reading, interpreting graphs and diagrams, as well as computer literacy, are also essential for effective communication throughout the PA Program curriculum and in patient care.
  • The ability to perform physical exams, diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, and treatment modalities for general and emergent medical care requires sufficient sensory and motor function. The curriculum requires that students have coordination of both gross and fine muscular movements, equilibrium and other sensory function to perform tasks such as intubation, cathe- terization, suturing, cast application, palpation, auscultation, administration of intravenous medication, basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), etc.

Cognitive abilities required for satisfactory completion of curriculum:

  • Analytical reasoning, problem solving, critical thinking, and the ability to intellectually grasp a large volume of infor- mation are essential for successful completion of the curriculum. These skills would include understanding of measurements and calculations. Students will be required to integrate information from patient histories, exams, and diagnostic tests and then re- late it to medical knowledge to form diagnoses and treatment plans.

Behavioral abilities required for satisfactory completion of curriculum:

  • The ability to demonstrate compassion, concern for others and a motivation to service, as well as maturity that is ex- pressed through ethical and professional behavior, the ability to complete tasks without unnecessary delay, dependability to take responsibility and initiative, willingness to be flexible, and the use of clean and tactful language, are all essential to excellent medical care and successful completion of the curriculum. Practicing good judgment when choosing patient care, including the ability to identify ones limit of knowledge and seek help. Students must be able to function effectively under stress. The curriculum includes a demanding schedule, changing clinical envi- ronments, and uncertainties inherent to medical care.
  • Also required, is the ability to maintain appropriate relationships with colleagues, faculty, patients and other health care professionals conducive to providing quality medical care and services.

Any applicant/student with a question about these technical standards or their ability to meet them will be strongly encour- aged to discuss them with the Wichita State University Office of Disability Services prior to the interview process.

  • This resource can be accessed at www.wichita.edu/disabilityservices
  • Any student with an ability limitation or in need of special accommodation will be requested to notify the Program Director in writing prior to the beginning of didactic coursework or immediately upon obtaining knowledge, awareness or diagno- sis of such a condition requiring accommodation.

Reasonable Accommodation(s)

Wichita State University is committed to providing educational opportunities to otherwise qualified students with disabilities to afford such students an opportunity equal to that provided to non-disabled students to achieve a desired educational outcome. A “qualified individual” with a disability is one who, with or without reasonable accommodations, meets Program academic requirements and Technical Standards. Students wishing to request reasonable accommodations must contact the Wichita State University Office of Disability Services (ODS).

ODS determines qualified disability status and assists students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. Decisions regarding reasonable accommodation are determined on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration each student’s disability-related needs, disability documentation, and program requirements. While the Program will make every effort to work with students with a disability to accommodate their disability-related needs, the Program is not required to provide accommodations that fundamentally alter or waive essential program requirements. Students should contact OSD directly at disability.services@wichita.edu or 316-978-3309.

Wichita State University is committed to making its educational programs and opportunities fully accessible to students with disabilities. I acknowledge acceptance of these standards and I understand that I should notify the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to request an academic adjustment or auxiliary aid as a reasonable accommodation for a disability. I also understand and agree to notify ODS if I have a health issue that may be a safety concern due to the nature of the Physician Assistant Program.

How To Apply

How To Apply

[STEP 1] CASPA Application

  1. The Central Application Service for Physician Assistant (CASPA) Applications will be available beginning 
    April 30, 2020 at https://portal.caspaonline.org/  
  2. Supporting information, including transcripts, must be sent to CASPA as directed in the online application. 
    Keep in mind this process can take significant time. It is the responsibility of the applicant to see that all 
    transcripts and other materials are received by CASPA before your application is verified which may only 
    take a day or two. Transcripts received after verification will not be accepted by WSU PA Program.
  3. Applications must be *complete and verified by September 1, 2020. We encourage early submission to allow CASPA processing to be complete by September 1st. Applications that are late or incomplete will not be considered or returned.

*Complete and Verified Definition: Applicants must have their application verified (GPA calculated) by the deadline date. Applications must be completed (ie-submitted, payment received, all transcripts received, and 4 letters of recommendation received and indicated “Complete”, at least four weeks in advance of the deadline to ensure the application is verified on time.

[STEP 2] *Wichita State University Graduate School Application

  1. At the time you complete the CASPA Application you must also complete an application to the WSU Graduate School.
  2. Application to the WSU Graduate School is a separate process from the CASPA application and the supplemental application and is required each admission cycle to be eligible.
  3. It is the responsibility of the applicant to see that unofficial transcripts are sent directly to the WSU Graduate School. Applicants with foreign coursework must submit official transcripts by September 1, 2020. All students who are offered admission to the PA program will be required to submit official transcripts before matriculation.
  4. Applications must be submitted no later than September 1, 2020.
  5. The application fee is $60.00 for Domestic applicants and $75.00 for International applicants. (fees subject to change)
  6. Acceptance into the WSU PA Program is contingent on acceptance by the WSU Graduate School. 

*Applicants with foreign coursework must apply to the WSU Graduate School and be determined admissible prior 
to submitting the CASPA application. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination

WSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information, or disability.  The Director of the WSU Office of Equal Employment Opportunity has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:  (316) 978-6791.


[STEP 3] Supplemental Application

  1. The purpose of the supplemental application is to collect additional information not collected in the CASPA 
    application.
  2. The supplemental application is emailed to the applicant to be returned by the assigned deadline. The deadline will be provided individually when the supplemental application is sent to qualifying applicants.
  3. This supplemental application should be submitted to the Program by the assigned deadline, along with a $75 non-refundable WSU PA Program application fee, which is payable online.


WHAT KIND OF STUDENT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Strong academic record and evidence of potential to succeed in a difficult graduate program
  • Motivation and drive to achieve excellence
  • Demonstrated commitment to rural/underserved populations, service, leadership, and personal and professional growth
  • Compassion, humility, teachability and a value for human dignity and equality
  • Respect for patient-centered, collaborative care
  • Flexibility to make rapid transitions, along with maturity in handling stressful situations
  • Appreciation of the unique opportunity to become a member of the PA profession
  • Financial resources sufficient to support themselves without working
Program Cost

Program Cost - Tuition, Fees and Expenses

Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents.

Tuition

Semester Credit Hours Resident & Shocker City Partnership at $307.98 / credit hr Shocker Select / Midwest Exchange / Global Select at $461.98 / credit hr Nonresident at $756.38 / credit hr
1st Summer Semester 7 $2,156 $3,234 $5,295
1st Fall Semester 22 $6,776 $10,164 $16,640
1st Spring Semester 21 $6,468 $9,702 $15,884
2nd Summer Semester 7 $2,156 $3,234 $5,295
2nd Fall Semester 14 $4,312 $6,468 $10,589
2nd Spring Semester 15 $4,620 $6,930 $11,346
3rd Summer Semester 7 $2,156 $3,234 $5,295
Total Tuition 93 $28,642 $42,964 $70,343
Additional Fees (see below) - $12,803 $12,803 $12,803
Total Tuition & Fees - $41,445 $55,767 $83,146

Shocker City Partnership tuition rate applies to residents of specific counties within Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, & Texas; see https://www.wichita.edu/admissions/undergraduate/tuition_programs/index.php for those counties.

Shocker Select, Midwest Student Exchange, & Global Select tuition rate applies to residents of various states and counties; see https://www.wichita.edu/admissions/undergraduate/tuition_programs/index.php for those locations.

 

 

Additional Fees

Additional Fees Charge per credit hour or per semester 1st Summer 1st Fall 1st Spring 2nd Summer 2nd Fall 2nd Spring 3rd Summer Total for Degree
WSU Infrastruction Support Fee $7.75 / credit hr $54 $171 $163 $54 $109 $116 $54 $721
WSU Online Course Fee $97.25 / credit hr - $195 - - - - - $195
WSU Student Support Fee (Fa/Sp) $679 / fa & sp sem - $679 $679 - $679 $679 - $2,716
WSU Student Support Fee (Sum) $340 / sum sem $340 - - $340 - - $340 $1,020
CHP Credit Hour Fee $15 / credit hr $105 $330 $315 $105 $210 $225 $105 $1,395
PA Program Fee $775 / semester $775 $775 $775 $775 $775 $775 $775 $5,425
PA Exam Fee $200 / semester - $200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $1,200
PA Anatomy Lab Fee $100 / course $100 - - - - - - $100
PA Clinical Liability Insurance $16 / fall sem - $16 - - $16 - - $32
Total Additional Fees / Semester - $1,374 $2,365 $2,132 $1,474 $1,989 $1,995 $1,474 $12,803

WSU = Wichita State University; CHP = College of Health Professions; PA = Physician Assistant; Sp = Spring; Fa = Fall; Sum = Summer

 

 

Other Student Expenses**

Expenses Details
Background Check (~$25) Student must obtain, pay for, and successfully pass a background check as a condition of acceptance into the Program.
Fingerprint Fee (~$25) Required may be required by some clinical rotation sites prior to beginning clinical rotations.
Drug Screen (~$25) Students must obtain, pay for, and successfully pass a 10 panel drug screen before beginning clinical rotations.  
Immunization Tracker ($35 total) Students must subscribe to the Program's selected immunization tracking software throughout the Program.  
myClinicalExchange ($40) Many sites require students to subscribe to this document exchange software to register for and participate in their rotations.
Health Insurance (cost varies by student, approx. $2,500) Students must maintain personal health insurance throughout the Program.  Cost varies by student.  For  information about a WSU student health insurance option see: https://www.wichita.edu/services/studenthealth/HealthInsuranceGeneral.php 
Physical Exam & Immunizations (cost varies by student, approx. $100) Annual physical exam required; immunizations must remain current throughout the Program.  Cost varies by student. 
Textbooks (`$1,000 - $1,500) Estimated costs of textbooks for classroom and clinical instruction.
Supplies (~$520 total) Additional supplies include: anatomy scrubs/lab coat ($75), anatomy gloves ($10), Program scrubs ($170), short white coat ($200), ID badges ($12), suture kit ($50).
Medical Equipment (~$1,000) Medical equipment list will be discussed at Program orientation.
Laptop Computer (~$800) All students must have a Windows-based laptop computer.  Cost varies by student.
Local Transportation / Housing (cost varies by student) Transportation and living costs (room and board) are not covered during any phase of the Program.  Living expenses vary by student depending on personal situation and assigned rotations during the clinical year.  Average monthly rent in Wichita is $670.  For WSU Housing Information see: https://www.wichita.edu/student_life/housing/
Additional Transportation / Housing during Clinical Year (~$2,000 - $3,000) Transportation and living costs are not covered during any phase of the Program.  Clinical rotations occur throughout Kansas and surrounding areas.  Housing is often available for free, but it is not guaranteed.  Some students maintain their local housing during the clinical year and others do not.  Therefore, students should expect an increase in transportation / housing during the clinical year. 

**PLEASE NOTE:  Additional tuition and fees may apply as a result of remediated coursework, exams, or assessments; broken or lost laboratory equipment; and other factors affecting Program progression/completion including but not limited to deceleration and delayed graduation

 

Curriculum

Program Curriculum

First Year / Academic Year (approximately 13 Months)

First Summer Semester

PA 789         Clinical Anatomy (5 hours)

PA 789L       Clinical Anatomy Lab (1 hour)

PA 717         Professional Issues (1 hour)

First Fall Semester

PA 700         Clinical Practice I (3 hours)

PA 700L       Clinical Practice I Lab (1 hour)                                       

PA 716         Clinical Laboratory (2 hours)

PA 718         Clinical Medicine Cardiology (3 hours)

PA 727         Preventive Medicine (2 hours)

PA 729         Clinical Behavioral Medicine (2 hours)

PA 731         Clinical Medicine Dermatology (2 hours)

PA  732         Clinical Medicine EENT (2 hours)

HP 800         Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice (2 hours)

HS 710         Applied Clinical Pharmacology (3 hours)

First Spring Semester

PA 719         Clinical Medicine Pulmonology (3 hours)

PA 722         Clinical Medicine Gastroenterology (3 hours)

PA 724         Clinical Medicine OB/GYN (3 hours)

PA 728         Clinical Medicine Endocrinology (2 hours)

PA 734         Clinical Medicine Neurology (2 hours)

PA  736         Clinical Practice II (2 hours)

PA  736L       Clinical Practice II Lab (1 hour)

PA  741         Clinical Medicine of Bone and Joint Disease (1 hour)

HP  801         Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice (1 hour)

HS  711         Pharmacologic Management of Acute and Chronic Diseases (3 hours)

Second Summer Semester

PA  721         Clinical Medicine Genitourinary Renal (2 hours)

PA  742         Clinical Medicine Orthopedics (1 hour)

 

Second Year / Clinical Year (approximately 13 Months)

Second Summer Semester

1st Rotation          Clinical Rotation (4 hours)

Second Fall Semester

PA 896         Directed Study in Research I (2 hours)

2nd through 4th    Clinical Rotations (12 hours*)

Second Spring Semester

PA  897         Directed Study in Research II (2 hours)

PA  850         Experiential Learning: Professionalism, Service, Research & Interprofessional (1 hour)

5th through 7th     Clinical Rotations (12 hours*)

Third Summer Semester

8th through 9th     Clinical Rotations (8 hours*)

*Note credit hours will be reduced by 1 hr for the semester in which PA 809 (a 3 credit hour rotation) is taken.

 List of Required Clinical Rotations

  • PA 801 Clinical Rotation – Family Medicine (4 hours)
  • PA 802 Clinical Rotation – Pediatric Medicine (4 hours)
  • PA 803 Clinical Rotation – Women’s Health (4 hours)
  • PA 804 Clinical Rotation – Internal Medicine (4 hours)
  • PA 805 Clinical Rotation – Behavioral Health (4 hours)
  • PA 806 Clinical Rotation – Surgery (4 hours)
  • PA 807 Clinical Rotation – Emergency Medicine (4 hours)
  • PA 808 Clinical Rotation – Elective I (4 hours)
  • PA 809 Clinical Rotation – Elective II (3 hours)

Total number of credit hours are subject to change.