Bay Shore Campus & Winthrop Extension Center
Physician Assistant Program
Delivering primary and specialty care in medical and surgical practice settings
Recommended Sequence of Courses
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. Students are also required to complete HS 668 Community Service before the 6th rotation (required- 1 credit; graduation requirement mandated by the School of Health Sciences).
The second year curriculum is divided into three semesters. The following is a list of courses offered in each semester: