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The didactic phase of the program takes place over four (4) semesters of graduate level academic coursework and includes clinical experiences once weekly beginning at mid-year. Additionally, all students must produce and present a master's project and pass a summative examination. Graduates of the Utah Physician Assistant Program earn a Master of Physician Assistant Studies Degree (MPAS).

SUMMER 1

COURSE CODE COURSE # CREDIT Hrs COURSE COMPONENTS
PAS 6015 1 Mission in Practice 1
PAS 6010 1 Foundations for EBP 1
PAS 6020 3 Applied Anatomy
PAS 6030 1.5 Physiology 1
PAS 6040 2 MOHD
PAS 6050 2 Medical Interviewing
PAS 6060 3 Infectious Disease
PAS 6070 1 Clinical Pharmacology
    14.5  

FALL

COURSE CODE COURSE # CREDIT Hrs COURSE COMPONENTS
PAS 6011 1 Foundations for EBP 2
PAS 6016 1 Mission in Practice 2
PAS 6031 1.5 Physiology 2
PAS 6080 1 Lab Interpretation
PAS 6090 3 Pediatrics
PAS 6110 2 Pulmonology
PAS 6115 3 CV Medicine
PAS 6120 2 Endocrinology
PAS 6130 1 Ophthalmology
PAS 6140 1 PPM1 (Tutorials)
PAS 6250 1 Ears/Nose/Throat
    17.5  

SPRING

COURSE CODE COURSE # CREDIT Hrs COURSE COMPONENTS
PAS 6017 1 Mission in Practice 3
PAS 6095 1 Geriatrics
PAS 6141 2 PPM 2 (Tutorials/Friday Clinic/IPE)
PAS 6150 2 Heme/Onc
PAS 6160 2 Neurology
PAS 6170 2 Gastroenterology
PAS 6180 2 Nephrology
PAS 6190 2 Psychiatry
PAS 6260 1 Urology
PAS 6970 1 Master's Project 1
    16  

SUMMER 2

COURSE CODE COURSE # CREDIT Hrs COURSE COMPONENTS
PAS 6018 1 Mission in Practice 4
PAS 6210 2 Women's Health
PAS 6215 1 Obstetrics
PAS 6220 2 MSK/Rheum
PAS 6230 1 Dermatology
PAS 6240 4 Hospital Medicine (EM/IP MED/OR)
PAS 6971 1 Master's Project 2
    12  

CLINICAL

COURSE CODE COURSE # CREDIT Hrs COURSE COMPONENTS
PAS 6071* 9 Preceptorship 1 - Family Medicine

Preceptorship 1 - Pediatrics

Preceptorship 1 - Emergency Medicine

PAS 6072* 9 Preceptorship 2 - Surgery

Preceptorship 2 - Women's Health

Preceptorship 2 - Internal Medicine

PAS 6073* 9 Preceptorship 3 - Psychiatry

Preceptorship 3 - Elective 1

Preceptorship 3 - Elective 2

PAS 6091 1-15 Special Topics
* Clinical practice experiences may occur in variable sequences depending upon student placement in rotations.