Medical Biochemistry is presented to the students enrolled in the Health Science Physician Assistant Program (PA Program). This program is more abbreviated than the Medical Curriculum. The Biochemistry component is presented in a more traditional “silo” fashion, and this occurs in a concentrated curriculum over a three week period. However, the material is focused on specific limited areas of general biochemistry that are considered to be essential to practice of medicine by Physician Assistants. Focus areas include: gene expression, protein structure-function, metabolic regulation, hematology, cholesterol metabolism, and lipoprotein function, vitamins and minerals. Physiology, Pharmacology, and Anatomy are also handled in similar mini “silo” fashion within the PA program. This course is only available to student enrolled in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences PA Program.
Mark Elliott, PhD
Manjari Dimri, MBBS