Physician Assistant Program

Academics

The USF Morsani College of Medicine 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 – Class of 2023 (First Year Students)

Summer 2021 - 16 weeks

Dates

Year 1 begins

05/10/2021

Memorial Day – Observed – University Closed

05/31/2021

Independence Day - 4th of July - Observed - University Closed

07/05/2021

Classes End

08/27/2021

Exam Week

8/30/2021-9/03/2021

Summer Break

9/07/2021-9/10/2021

Fall 2021 - 15 weeks

Labor Day - Observed - University Closed

09/06/2021

Classes Begin (See Curriculum List for courses)

09/13/2021

Veteran's Day - University Closed

11/11/2021

Thanksgiving Break - University Closed

11/25/2021 - 11/26/2021

Classes End

12/10/2021

Exam Week

12/13/21 - 12/17/21


Spring 2022 - 16 weeks

Classes Begin
(See Curriculum List for courses)

01/03/2022

MLK Day - Observed University Closed

01/17/2022

Classes End

04/22/2022

Exam Week

04/25/2022 – 04/29/2022

Spring Break

05/02/2022 - 05/06/2022


Clinical Year – Second Year Students

Clinical year rotations for the Year 2 class begin in early May each year and continue for 12 months. Rotation assignments, dates, locations, and program scheduled breaks are provided to students prior to each clerkship.

The university is closed on Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All other holidays are subject to clinic and preceptor hours.