Academics

The USF Health PA Program provides students with a strong fund of knowledge in clinical medicine. The preclinical year is designed to prepare students for their clinical experiences in their second year. Learning methods include lectures, small group facilitated learning, simulations, laboratory experiences, individual assignments, and interactions with standardized patients.


Academic Calendar

Didactic Year

Summer 2017 - 16 weeks Dates
Year 1 begins (See Curriculum List for courses) 5/8/17
White Coat Ceremony 5/26/17 Tentative
Independence Day - 4th of July - Observed - University Closed 7/4/17
Classes End 8/18/17
Exam Week 08/21 - 25/2017
Fall Break 08/28/2017 - 09/04/2017

Fall 2017 - 15 weeks
Labor Day - Observed - University Closed 9/4/17
Classes Begin (See Curriculum List for courses) 9/5/17
Veteran's Day - Observed - University Closed 11/11/17
Thanksgiving Break - Observed - University Closed 11/23/2017 - 11/24/2017
Classes End 12/8/17
Exam Week 12/11/2017 - 12/15/2017
Winter Break - University Closed 12/18/2017 - 01/02/2018

Spring 2018 - 16 weeks
Classes Begin
(See Curriculum List for courses)
1/2/18
MLK Day - Observed University Closed 1/15/18
Classes End 4/13/18
Exam Week 04/16 -20/2018
Spring Break 4/23-5/4/2018

Clinical Year

  Dates   End of Rotation Exam
Clerkships are 5 weeks each
(See Curriculum List for clerkships)
Clerkship 1  5/7/18 6/6/18 06/7-8/2018
Clerkship 2 6/11/18 7/11/18 07/12-13/2018
Clerkship 3 7/16/18 8/15/18 08/16-17/2018
Summer Break 8/18/18 8/26/18
Clerkship 4 8/27/18 9/26/18 09/27 - 28/2018
Clerkship 5 10/1/18 10/31/18 11/01 - 02/2018
Clerkship 6 11/5/18 12/19/18 12/20 - 21/2018
Winter Break - University Closed 12/22/2018 - 01/06/2019
Clerkship 7 1/7/19 2/6/19 2/07-08/2019
Clerkship 8 (Elective) 2/11/19 3/13/09 3/14-15/2019
Clerkship 9 (Elective) 3/18/05 4/17/19 4/18-19/2019
Summative Evaluation 4/22/19 4/26/19
Board Review 4/29/19 5/3/19 Tentative
Graduation 5/10/19
*Dates are subject to change