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 2021 (First Year Students)

Summer 2019 - 16 weeks

Dates

Year 1 begins
(See Curriculum webpage for list of courses by semester)

5/6/19

Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony

5/24/19

Memorial Day – Observed – University Closed

5/27/19

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

7/4/19

Classes End

8/16/19

Exam Week

08/19 - 23/2019

Fall Break

08/26/2019 - 09/02/2019


Fall 2019 - 15 weeks

Labor Day - Observed - University Closed

9/2/19

Classes Begin (See Curriculum List for courses)

9/3/19

Veteran's Day - Observed - University Closed

11/11/19

Thanksgiving Break - Observed - University Closed

11/28/2019 - 11/29/2019

Classes End

12/18/19

Exam Week

12/9/2019 - 12/13/2019

Winter Break - University Closed

12/19/2019 - 01/03/2020


Spring 2020 - 16 weeks

Classes Begin
(See Curriculum List for courses)

1/6/20

MLK Day - Observed University Closed

1/20/20

Classes End

4/10/20

Exam Week

04/13 -17/2020

Spring Break

4/20 - 5/1/2020


Clinical Year – Class of 2020 (Second Year Students)

  Dates   End of Rotation Exam

Clerkships are 5 weeks each
(See Curriculum List for clerkships)

Clerkship 1

5/6/19

6/5/19

06/6-7/2019

Clerkship 2

6/10/19

7/10/18

07/11-12/2019

Clerkship 3

7/15/19

8/14/19

08/15-16/2019

Summer Break

8/19/19

8/25/19

Clerkship 4

8/26/19

9/25/19

09/26 - 27/2019

Clerkship 5

9/30/19

10/30/19

10/31-11/01/2019

Clerkship 6

11/04/19

12/18/19

12/19-20/2018

Formative OSCE Student On-Campus Days

12/09/19 - 12/13/19

Clerkship 7

1/6/20

2/5/20

2/06-07/2020

Clerkship 8 (Elective)

2/10/20

3/11/20

3/12-13/2020

Clerkship 9 (Elective)

3/16/20

4/15/20

4/16-17/2020

Summative Evaluation

4/20/20

4/24/20

Tentative dates

Board Review

4/27/20

5/01/20

Tentative dates

Graduation

5/07/20

Scheduled by University

*Dates are subject to change