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 2022 (First Year Students)

Summer 2020 - 16 weeks

Dates

Year 1 begins

05/11/2020

Memorial Day – Observed – University Closed

05/25/2020

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

07/04/2020

Classes End

08/21/2020

Exam Week

8/24/2020-8/28/2020

Summer Break

8/31/2020-9/4/2020

Fall 2020 - 15 weeks

Labor Day - Observed - University Closed

09/07/2020

Classes Begin (See Curriculum List for courses)

09/08/2020

Veteran's Day - University Closed

11/11/19

Thanksgiving Break - University Closed

11/26/2020 - 11/27/2020

Classes End

12/11/2020

Exam Week

12/14/20 - 12/18/20


Spring 2021 - 16 weeks

Classes Begin
(See Curriculum List for courses)

01/04/2021

MLK Day - Observed University Closed

01/18/2021

Classes End

04/16/2021

Exam Week

04/19/2021 – 04/23/2021

Spring Break

04/26/2020 - 05/07/2021


Clinical Year – Second Year Students

Clerkships begin first Monday in May for 12 months. Dates are provided for each clerkship and breaks upon matriculation.

Summer Break

08/24/2020 – 08/28/2020

Thanksgiving Break

11/26/2020 – 11/27/2020

Winter Break

12/21/2020 – 01/01/2021
 Note: Other holidays are subject to clinic and preceptor hours.