Curriculum Overview and Components


The program is a full-time, closed, 27-month, cohort curriculum leading to a Master of Medical Science (MMS) in Physician Assistant Studies. Part-time enrollment is not offered. This intensive 115-credit hour curriculum provides a solid foundation in primary care medicine and includes expanded training in surgical sciences. The first four (4) semesters are completed in the classroom (Didactic Phase) and the final three (3) semesters are completed at the clinical sites of the program’s clinical affiliates (Clinical Phase). Students must successfully complete all components of the Didactic and Clinical Phases of the program to be eligible to take the Summative Evaluation. Students must pass all components of the Summative Evaluation, including achievement of the program’s graduate competencies, to be eligible for graduation. Progression standards for the program are outlined in this catalog.