MSHS

The MSHS is the traditional program that prepares students for clinical careers. The curriculum emphasizes a scholarly approach to medicine, development of organizational and critical-thinking skills, and evidence-based medicine.

Current Program of Study

All listed courses are required. These courses are for students entering in Summer 2015. 

Year 1, Semester 1 (Academic)

Course Number Title Credits
PA 6101 Clinical Assessment I 4
PA 6104 Integration into Clinical Concepts I 2
PA 6109 Foundations of Medicine 5
PA 6110 Evidence-Based Practice for PA Students 3
PHYL 6211 Physiology for Health Sciences Students 3
ANAT 6215 Anatomy for Health Sciences Students 3
  Total Semester Credits 20

Year 1, Semester 2 (Academic)

Course Number Title Credits
PA 6102 Clinical Assessment II 1
PA 6105 Integration into Clinical Concepts II 2
PA 6112 Clinical Medicine I 7
PA 6116 Clinical Skills I 2
PA 6118 Health, Justice & Society I 2
PA 6120 Human Behavior 2
PA 6122 Role of PA in American Health Care 2
PHAR 6207 Pharmacology for Health Sciences Students I 2
  Total Semester Credits 20

Year 1, Semester 3 (Academic)

Course Number Title Credits
PA 6103 Clinical Assessment III 1
PA 6106 Integration into Clinical Concepts III 2
PA 6113 Clinical Medicine II 7
PA 6117 Clinical Skills II 1
PA 6119 Health, Justice & Society II 1
PA 6121 Clinical Specialties 6
PHAR 6208 Pharmacology for Health Sciences Students II 2
  Total Semester Credits 20
  Academic Year Total Credits 60

Year 2, Semesters 4 - 6 (Clinical)

Required Courses - Clinical Year

Course Number Title Credits
PA 6260 Introduction to Clinical Education 2
PA 6261 Inpatient Medicine Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6262 Primary Care Care Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6263 Surgical Inpatient Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6264 Women's Health Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6265 Pediatrics Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6266 Emergency Medicine Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6267 Behavioral Medicine Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6268 Elective Clinical Practicum  5
PA 6270 Introduction to Professional Practice 2
  Clinical Year Total Credits 44
  Program Total Credits 104

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