Coursework

The program requires 27 consecutive months of academic and clinical coursework that will confer a Master’s degree (118 credit hours). This is a full-time professional program that will typically be scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every weekday and some weekends.

Professional Year I Didactic Coursework

Basic Medical Science

PA 501 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4.0 credit hours)

PA 502 – Genetics of Health and Disease (2.0 credit hours)

PA 503 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4.0 credit hours)

PA 504 – Research and Evidence Based Medicine (2.0 credit hours)

 

Basic Clinical Knowledge

PA 511 – General Medicine I (4.0 credit hours)

PA 512 – General Medicine II (4.0 credit hours)

PA 521 – General Medicine III (4.0 credit hours)

PA 522 – General Medicine IV (4.0 credit hours)

PA 531 – General Medicine V (4.0 credit hours)

 

PA 513 ‚Äď Pathophysiology I (2.0 credit hours)

PA 523 ‚Äď Pathophysiology II (2.0 credit hours)

PA 533 ‚Äď Pathophysiology III (2.0 credit hours)

 

PA 515 – Applied Pharmacology I (2.0 credit hours)

PA 525 – Applied Pharmacology II (2.0 credit hours)

PA 535 – Applied Pharmacology III (2.0 credit hours)

 

Professionalism and Medical Arts and Humanities

PA 505 – Health, Medicine and Society I (2.0 credit hours)

PA 516 – Health, Medicine and Society II (2.0 credit hours)

PA 526 – Health, Medicine and Society III (2.0 credit hours)

PA 605 – Introduction to Medical Practice (2.0 credit hours) [taught in the clinical year]

 

Clinical Skills

PA 514 – Physical Assessment I (4.0 credit hours)

PA 524 – Physical Assessment II (4.0 credit hours)

PA 534 – Physical Assessment III (4.0 credit hours)

PA 532 – Clinical Procedures (4.0 credit hours)

PA 536 – Introduction to Clinical Medicine (2.0 credit hours)

 

Professional Year II Supervised Clinical Rotations

Supervised clinical rotations will be prearranged by the program in qualified clinical and hospital settings. Required settings include family medicine, general surgery, mental and behavioral health, internal medicine, emergency medicine, women’s health, and pediatrics. Elective rotations are offered in orthopedics, dermatology, and more.

 

Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences (SCPE)

PA 601 – Supervised Clinical Rotation I (4.0 credit hours)

PA 602 – Supervised Clinical Rotation II (4.0 credit hours)

PA 603 – Supervised Clinical Rotation III (4.0 credit hours)

PA 611 – Supervised Clinical Rotation IV (4.0 credit hours)

PA 612 – Supervised Clinical Rotation V (4.0 credit hours)

PA 613 – Supervised Clinical Rotation VI (4.0 credit hours)

PA 621 – Supervised Clinical Rotation IV (4.0 credit hours)

PA 622 – Supervised Clinical Rotation V (4.0 credit hours)

PA 623 – Supervised Clinical Rotation VI (4.0 credit hours)

 

Summative Review and Master’s Project

PA 604 РMaster’s Project I (2.0 credit hours)

PA 614 РMaster’s Project II (4.0 credit hours)

PA 624 РMaster’s Project III (2.0 credit hours)

PA 625 – Comprehensive Review and Examination (4.0 credit hours)

 

Total Didactic Year Credits: 68

Total Clinical Year Credits: 50

 

Total Academic Credits Offered for entire PA Program: 118

 

Please click on the following document for the PA Program Didactic and Clinical Course Sequencing

 

Interested in becoming a Clinical Preceptor/ Affiliate?

If you are a solo practice, medical group, clinic or hospital interested in becoming a clinical preceptor and affiliate for the University of La Verne Physician Assistant Program please email the program director at: paprogram@laverne.edu