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 May 2014.

Year 1, Semester 1 (Academic)

Course Number Title Credits
ANAT 6215 Anatomy for Health Sciences Students 4
BIOCHEM 6211 Biochemistry for Health Sciences Students 3
PA 6270 Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice 3
PA 6210 Health, Justice & Society I 2
PA 6234 Clinical Assessment 4
PA 6219 The Role of the PA in American Health Care 2
PA 6240 Integration into Clinical Concepts I 2
  Total Semester Credits 20

Year 1, Semester 2 (Academic)

Course Number Title Credits
PHYS 6211 Physiology for Health Sciences Students 3
PA 6229 Human Behavior 2
PA 6237 Medical Microbiology & Infectious Disease 4
PA 6241 Integration into Clinical Concepts II 2
PHARM 6207 Pharmacology for Health Sciences Students I 2
HSCI 6233 Pathology for Health Sciences Students I 1
PA 6211 Health, Justice & Society II 1
PA 6225 Clinical Medicine I 3
PA 6230 Clinical Skills I 2
  Total Semester Credits 20

Year 1, Semester 3 (Academic)

Course Number Title Credits
HSCI 6234 Pathology for Health Sciences Students II 3
PHARM 6208 Pharmacology for Health Sciences Students II 2
PA 6226 Clinical Medicine II 10
PA 6271 Clinical Applications for Evidence-Based Practice 2
PA 6242 Integration into Clinical Concepts III 2
PA 6231 Clinical Skills II 1
  Total Semester Credits 20
  Academic Year Total Credits 60

Year 2, Semesters 4 - 6 (Clinical)

Requred Courses - Clinical Year

Course Number Title Credits
PA 6261 Inpatient Medicine Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6262 Ambulatory 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 I 5
PA 6269 Final Clinical Practicum 4
  Clinical Year Total Credits 44
  Program Total Credits 104

Complete Course Descriptions (pdf)

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies

The School of Medicine & Health Sciences

900 23rd Sreet, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 994-5105