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Curriculum

Misericordia University
Physician Assistant Program

Required Program Sequence of Study 

Didactic (12 months) Course List

 

 

   
  Course
SUMMER I Semester Year I
(6 weeks - JULY START)

Credit

 

PA 526

PA Practice and Ethics

2

 

PA 529

PA’s in the Healthcare system and Public health

1

 

PA 537

Patient History and Communication

2

 

PA 570

Evidence Based Practice

1

   

Summer I  Year I
Course Credit Total

 

6

  Course
FALL  Semester Year I
(16 weeks)

Credit

  PA 530

Clinical Medicine I

5

 

PA 538

Patient Assessment I

3

 

PA 541

Pharmacology I

2

 

PA 546

Pathophysiology I

2

 

PA 552

Medical Procedures and Clinical Skills

3

 

PA 533

Clinical Problem Solving and Diagnostics I

2

 

PA 544

Clinical Anatomy

4

   

Fall Semester Year I
Course Credit Total

 

21

 

Course

SPRING Semester Year I
(16 weeks)

Credit

 

PA 531

Clinical Medicine II

8

 

PA 539

Patient Assessment II

3

 

PA 542

Pharmacology II

2

 

PA 547

Pathophysiology II

2

 

PA 535

Clinical Disciplines (surgery for 9 weeks/EM for 9 weeks)

3

 

PA 534

Clinical Problem Solving and
Diagnostics II

2

 

PA 560

Clinical Genetics

1

   

Spring Semester Year I
Course Credit Total

 

21

 

Course

SUMMER Semester II Year I
(6 weeks)

Credit

 

PA 532

Clinical Medicine III

2

 

PA 543

Pharmacology III

2

 

PA 540

Patient Assessment III

2

 

PA 600

Transition to Clinical Practice

1



 

 

Summer Semester II Year I
Course Credit Total

7

         

Clinical (13 months) Course List

   

 

 

Course

Rotations (6 weeks)

Credit

 

PA 601

Family Medicine

6

 

PA 603

Internal Medicine

6

 

PA 604

Pediatrics

6

 

PA 605

Psychiatry

6

 

PA 606

Surgery

6

 

PA 607

Women’s Health

6
 

PA 608

Emergency Medicine

6

 

PA 609

Elective

6

 

 

Total Clinical Course Credits

48

 

PA 634

Master's Project

2

       
       
 

Total Didactic Course Credits

55

 

Total Clinical Course Credits

48

 

Master's Project Course Credits

2

 

Grand Total PA Program Course Credits

105

           

 

Visit this link to review information on the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in the course catalog.