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

Summer 2018 - 16 weeks Dates
Year 1 begins (See Curriculum List for courses) 5/7/18
Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony 5/25/18
Independence Day - 4th of July - Observed - University Closed 7/4/18
Classes End 8/24/18
Exam Week 08/20 - 24/2018
Fall Break 08/27/2018 - 09/02/2018

Fall 2018 - 15 weeks
Labor Day - Observed - University Closed 9/3/18
Classes Begin (See Curriculum List for courses) 9/4/18
Veteran's Day - Observed - University Closed 11/12/18
Thanksgiving Break - Observed - University Closed 11/22/2018 - 11/23/2018
Classes End 12/7/18
Exam Week 12/10/2018 - 12/14/2018
Winter Break - University Closed 12/17/2017 - 01/01/2019

Spring 2019 - 16 weeks
Classes Begin
(See Curriculum List for courses)
1/2/19
MLK Day - Observed University Closed 1/21/19
Classes End 4/12/19
Exam Week 04/15 -19/2019
Spring Break 4/22-5/3/2019

Clinical Year

  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