Curriculum

Standards/Policies

 

First Year – Classroom and Laboratory-based Instruction

The didactic curriculum is 15 months in length (5 quarters) consisting of nearly 1,000 instructor contact hours. (Quarter credit hours are noted.)

Quarter I
PAMS 600 Introduction to the PA Profession (2)
PAMS 601 Gross Anatomy (7)
PAMS 608 Medical Physiology I (4)
PAMS 621 Clinical Assessment I (7)
PAMS 696 Research Foundation (2)

Quarter II
PAMS 607 Clinical Nutrition (2)
PAMS 609 Medical Physiology II (4)
PAMS 610 Medical Genetics (2)
PAMS 622 Clinical Assessment II (7)
PAMS 654 Topics in Contemporary Medicine (4)
PAMS 697 Study of Medical Literature (2)

Quarter III
PAMS 604 Pharmacotherapeutics I (4)
PAMS 612 Epidemiology/Public Health (4)
PAMS 623 Clinical Assessment III (7)
PAMS 626 Essentials of Radiology (4)
PAMS 636 Obstetrics and Gynecology (4)
PAMS 698 Research Independent Study (2)

Quarter IV
PAMS 605 Pharmacotherapeutics II (4)
PAMS 606 Clinical Laboratory Medicine (4)
PAMS 627 Clinical Pediatrics (4)
PAMS 628 Clinical Geriatrics (4)
PAMS 630 Diseases of Organ Systems I (4)
PAMS 799 Capstone Research Project (2)

Quarter V
PAMS 611 Pharmacotherapeutics III (4)
PAMS 614 Behavioral Medicine (4)
PAMS 631 Diseases of Organ Systems II (4)
PAMS 635 Fundamentals of Surgery (4)
PAMS 660 Didactic Summary & Clinical Evaluation (5)

 

Second Year – Clinical Rotations

The clinical phase* is 12 months in length with more than 2,000 hours of patient care. Eight clinical learning rotations, each six weeks in length, are conducted at a variety of clinical sites.

Clinical rotations are arranged by the Clinical Coordination Team. Students are only assigned to approved clinical sites. Student requests for rotations at specific sites, that are not already approved, will be considered if the site files the necessary application and supporting data and becomes approved by the USF PA Program.

Students must complete at least two rural rotations during the clinical year.

International rotations are no longer available for required or elective rotations.

(Quarter credit hours are noted.)
PAMS 700 Internal Medicine (8)
PAMS 705 General Surgery (8)
PAMS 710 Primary Care (8)
PAMS 715 Emergency Medicine (8)
PAMS 720 Women’s Health (8)
PAMS 725 Pediatrics (8)
PAMS 735 Behavioral Aspects of Medicine (8)
PAMS 750 Elective Rotation (8)
PAMS 790 Comprehensive Summative Review (2)
*Note: Scheduling of classes is subject to change.

 

For more curriculum information

See the USF Catalog