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Coursemaster Concept

PA faculty teach a number of the courses in the PA curriculum, depending on their areas of specialty and their academic and professional interests. In addition to PA faculty, the PA courses are also taught by more than 300 physicians and basic science faculty in the College of Medicine who prepare and deliver classroom lectures in their areas of expertise. When a non-PA provides classroom instruction, a PA faculty member serves as Coursemaster for that course. The Coursemaster attends the lectures, takes notes, and writes the exam questions directed toward the desired knowledge base of a physician assistant. The Coursemaster concept ensures that the classroom education and testing provided to PA students remains at the level expected of physician assistants and also ensures continuity of coverage for all evaluation methodologies.