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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:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Genetics of Health and Disease
  • Research and Evidence Based Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Pathophysiology
  • Physical Assessment
  • Applied Pharmacology
  • Health, Medicine and Society
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Professional Year II Supervised Clinical Rotations

Supervised clinical rotations will be prearranged by the program in qualified clinical and hospital settings.

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine Inpatient
  • Women’s Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Elective
    • Orthopedics
    • Geriatrics
  • Master’s Project
  • Introduction to Medical Practice
  • Comprehensive Review and Examination

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