Physician Assistant Program

Curriculum

USF Graduate Academic Catalogue

Year 1

YEAR 1 - SUMMER
Course Name Credits
Anatomy with Lab 1 2
Pathophysiological Basis of Disease I 3
Clinical Medicine I 5
Clinical Pharmacology I 3
Physical Diagnosis I 2
Role of the Physician Assistant in American Healthcare 1
Clinical Laboratory and Diagnostics I 2
TOTAL CREDITS SUMMER YEAR 1 18

YEAR 1 - FALL
Course Name Credits
Anatomy with Lab II 2
Pathophysiological Basis of Disease II 3
Clinical Medicine II 5
Clinical Pharmacology II 3
Physical Diagnosis II 2
Biostatistics and Epidemiology 1
Clinical Laboratory and Diagnostics II 1
Cultural Issues in Healthcare 1
TOTAL CREDITS FALL YEAR 1 18

YEAR 1 - SPRING
Course Name Credits
Clinical Medicine III 8
Advanced Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics 3
Clinical Skills and Procedures 2
Evidence-Based Medicine 1
Behavioral Medicine 2
Basic Medical Genetics 1
TOTAL CREDITS SPRING YEAR 1 17
TOTAL CREDITS YEAR 1 53

Year 2

YEAR 2 - SUMMER-FALL-SPRING
Course Name Length of Clinical Rotation in Weeks Credits
Capstone Research Project 1
Internal Medicine 5 4
Surgery 5 4
Pediatrics 5 4
Family Medicine 5 4
Women’s Health 5 4
Emergency Medicine 5 4
Behavioral & Mental Health 5 4
Selective 10 8
TOTAL CREDITS YEAR 2 37
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE PROGRAM 90