PA Curriculum

Below is an outline of your 28-month curriculum for the Physician Assistant Studies program. A blend of challenging classroom education and in-person experience through clinical rotation across multiple specialties will make up your curriculum. Our program curriculum is designed to ensure that students acquire core competencies for entry level practice

TUN PA Program Competencies

1st Session

Building Your Foundation (18.5 Hours)

Your first session will focus on a foundation of basic, behavioral, and clinical sciences. This will provide entry-level knowledge on your path to become a primary care Physician Assistant.

PASV 657 Human Science 12.5
PASV 696 PA History and Role in the US Health Care System 2
PASV 693 A Case Based Approach to Ethics 1
PASV 659 Immunology 1
PASV 680 Medical Interviewing 1
PASV 670 Clinical Skills I 1

2nd Session

Elevating Your Knowledge (18.5 Hours)

Session two will evolve beyond entry-level knowledge with the introduction of courses that will open your mind and your heart. Learning about various disease-states, comprehensive techniques, clinical history, and other cultural variables will inform your process when providing unique and patient-centered treatments.

PASV 655 Principles of Pharmacology I 2
PASV 658 Infectious Disease/Diagnostic Microscopy 2
PASV 671 Clinical Medicine I 9
PASV 672 Physical Diagnosis 3
PASV 691 The Vulnerable and Medically Underserved 2
PASV 685 Clinical Skills II 2

3rd Session

Using Your Expertise

In this session, you will take courses that will focus on tangible learning skills. Education and information provided throughout this session will be incorporated within your patient diagnosis, laboratory work, and critical analysis of data and research.

PASV 688 Principles of Pharmacology II 2
PASV 673 Clinical Medicine II 8.5
PASV 674 Clinical Correlations I 3
PASV 684 Introduction to Statistics and Epidemiology 3
PASV 681 Behavioral and Community Medicine 3
PASV 686 Clinical Skills III 2
PASV 640 Medical Nutrition 1

4th Session

Adding Life to Learning

You continue as an active participant in your education during this session. Your knowledge, innovative spirit, and compassionate approach will help you thrive in this patient-centered environment, both personally and professionally. You will focus on emergencies, interventional procedures, surgical concepts, and the legal regulations of the practice of medicine.

PASV 689 Principles of Pharmacology III 2
PASV 687 Emergency Medicine 2
PASV 679 Surgical Principles 1
PASV 675 Clinical Medicine III 6
PASV 676 Clinical Correlations II 3
PASV 654 Clinical Genetics 1
PASV 698 Introduction to Jurisprudence 1
PASV 687 Clinical Skills IV 3

Sessions 5-7

Clinical Rotations

Your final sessions include clinical rotations geared to help you become an educator, patient advocate, facilitator, and coordinator of resources. After the broad experience of your rotations, you should graduate ready to start practice in your chosen specialty. Students in our program are not required to provide or solicit clinical sites or preceptors.

PASV 699K Internal Medicine 4
PASV 699L Internal Medicine 4
PASV 699M Family Medicine 4
PASV 699N Family Medicine 4
PASV 699C Emergency Medicine 4
PASV 699D Women’s Health 4
PASV 699E Pediatrics 4
PASV 699F Surgery 4
PASV 699G Elective 4
PASV 699H Elective
PASV 699I Community Medicine 4
PASV 699J Behavioral Medicine 4