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Two-Year Curriculum Outline

School of Physician Assistant Studies Curriculum

Academic Year

Semester 1 – Summer B 

Gross & Radiographic Anatomy — 4 cr.hrs.

Medical Communications — 2 cr.hrs.

Semester 2 – Fall 

Behavioral & Community Medicine I — 1 cr.hr.

Human Physiology — 4 cr.hrs.

Introduction to Medicine I — 6 cr.hrs.

Pharmacotherapeutics — 4 cr.hrs.

Physical Diagnosis — 2 cr.hrs.

Semester 3 – Spring 

Behavioral & Community Medicine II — 1 cr.hr.

Clinical Problem Solving/Differential Diagnosis — 1 cr.hr.

Clinical Procedures — 1 cr.hr.

EKG/Lab Medicine – 1 cr.hr.

Introduction to Medicine II — 6 cr.hrs.

Patient Evaluation & Hospital Practicum — 2 cr.hrs.

Semester 4 – Summer A 

Advanced Clinical Practicum — 2 cr.hrs.

Evidence-Based Medicine — 3 cr.hrs.

TOTAL ACADEMIC YEAR SEMESTER HOURS = 40

Clinical Year

Summer B & Fall ; Spring & Summer A

Clinical Year Major Training Areas: Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, and Tampa

As part of the Schools support for the primary care health needs of rural populations, all students will take at least one of their primary care clinical rotations in a rural area.

Typical Schedule Number of Months

Elective — 2

Emergency Medicine — 1

Intensive Care Medicine — 1

Internal Medicine — 1

Internal Medicine Selective — 1

Obstetrics/Gynecology — 1

Pediatrics — 1

Primary Care — 2

Psychiatry — 1

Surgery, General — 1

Clinical Practicum — 12 four-week rotations, 3 credits each = 36 credit hours

Special Topics seminar — 1 credit for each of the four semesters = 4 credit hours

TOTAL CLINICAL YEAR SEMESTER HOURS = 40

All PA students must complete the entire PA curriculum. No advanced placement or advanced standing is granted, nor is transfer credit or credit for experiential learning accepted in lieu of PA courses. PA classes are open to enrolled PA students only.

Any course grade below a “C” (or a failure in a pass/fail course) in either the academic or clinical year of the PA curriculum may be grounds for dismissal for academic reasons, subject to the decision of the School of Physician Assistant Studies’ Professional Standards and Promotions Committee. If a student earning a grade below a “C” is retained in the School, s/he will be placed on probation for the duration of his/her time in the School and will be required to complete any remedial work prescribed by the faculty; this may result in the student’s delayed graduation.