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CLINICAL PHASE

The clinical phase is divided into three consecutive semesters over 12 months, during which students are provided with supervised clinical practice experiences through nine rotations, each lasting five weeks and are 5 credits each. Rotation assignments are made by the program; students are not required to arrange for their own clinical placements. Clinical rotations consist of seven required core disciplines, one main discipline elective and one general elective.

During the clinical phase learning experience, each student develops his/her identity as a health care practitioner and a member of the professional health care team. The rotations take place in hospitals, clinics, or private settings. The clinical year also includes graduate coursework and completion of a Master's project.

The second year curriculum is divided into three semesters. The following is a list of courses offered in each semester:

SEMESTER IV
MPA 647 Medical Ethics and Healthcare Policy 3
MPA 653 PA Master's Project I 1
PAC 660-687 Clinical Rotations 15
Total 19
SEMESTER V
MPA 642 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
MPA 654 PA Master's Project II 1
PAC 660-687 Clinical Rotations 15
Total 19
SEMESTER VI
MPA 655 PA Master's Project III 1
MPA 664 Evidence Based Medicine 3
PAC 660-687 Clinical Rotations 15
PAM 636 Clinical Skills/Summary Evaluation 1
Total 20

Second Year (Clinical) Disciplines

Required Core Disciplines Main Discipline Electives
(choose 1)
PAC 670Primary Care Medicine PAC 660Primary Care Elective
PAC 671Pediatrics PAC 662Emergency Medicine Elective
PAC 672Emergency Medicine PAC 663Surgery Elective
PAC 673 Surgery PAC 664Internal Medicine Elective
PAC 674Internal Medicine PAC 687Cardiology
PAC 675Long-Term Care
PAC 676Obstetrics/Gynecology

General Electives(Choose 1)
 
PAC 677Psychiatry
PAC 680Pediatric Subspecialty
PAC 682Orthopedics
PAC 683Surgical Subspecialty
(SICU/CTV)
PAC 684Medicine Subspecialty
(Dermatology/Infectious Diseases)
PAC 686Forensics

(TOTAL CLINICAL PHASE CREDITS = 58)

TOTAL CREDITS IN PROGRAM = 118