MHS Physician Assistant Program of Study*
|PY 503||Principles of Interviewing||3|
|PY 507||Principles of Electrocardiography||1|
|PY 508||Diagnostic Methods I||2|
|PY 521||Human Anatomy||3|
|PY 521L||Human Anatomy Lab||2|
|PY 522||PA Success Skills||1|
|PY 550||Physiology and Pathophysiology for PA||5|
|PY 505||Clinical Pharmacology I||2|
|PY 506||Principles of Internal Medicine||6|
|PY 514||Diagnostic Methods II||1|
|PY 518||Physical Diagnosis||3|
|PY 518L||Physical Diagnosis Lab||1|
|PY 520L||Clinical Decision Making||1|
|PY 572||Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases||3|
|PY 504||History, Roles and Responsibilities of the PA||1|
|PY 509||Principles of Obstetrics and Gynecology||3|
|PY 510||Principles of Pediatrics||3|
|PY 511||Principles of Surgery and Emergency Medicine||4|
|PY 512||Psychosocial Issues in Health Care||2|
|PY 513||Behavioral Medicine||3|
|PY 516||Clinical Pharmacology II||2|
|PY 526||Principles of Epidemiology||3|
|PY 548||Ethics in Health Care Delivery I||2|
|PY 553||Transition to the Clinical Year||1|
|PY 652||Medical Writing & Biostatistics for PA||3|
|PY 611||Clinical Residency I||3|
|PY 612||Clinical Residency II||3|
|PY 613||Clinical Residency III||3|
|PY 614||Clinical Residency IV||3|
|PY 615||Clinical Residency V||3|
|PY 616||Clinical Residency VI||3|
|PY 617||Clinical Residency VII||3|
|PY 618||Clinical Residency VIII||3|
|PY 619||Clinical Residency IX||3|
|PY 608||Graduate Seminar||3|
|PY 676||Comprehensive Examination||2|
|PY 648||Ethics in Health Care Delivery II||1|
*The curriculum for the Physician Assistant program is subject to modification as deemed necessary to maintain a high-quality educational experience and keep current with best practices in the profession.
In addition to the intensive classroom study during the first year, students are introduced to the clinical application of their training by being paired with a licensed healthcare professional one half day a week. This is designed to facilitate application of the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom setting to the care of the patient.
PY 611-PY 619: All students must complete seven core rotations (clinical residencies) and two elective rotations. The core rotations are: family medicine/primary care, internal medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatry. Supplemental electives include a wide variety of medical, surgical and pediatric subspecialties.
Requirements for Graduation
Upon successful completion of the 27-month Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant program, students are granted a Master of Health Science and a certificate of completion as a physician assistant. Students are expected to complete all requirements in 27 months. Students must meet all of the following requirements:
- Satisfactory completion of the PA curriculum requirements (including academic, clinical, medical writing, clinical logging, professionalism and community service requirements).
- Satisfactory completion of the PA program core competencies and essential learning outcomes.
- Satisfactory completion of all PA course requirements.
- Satisfactory completion of the capstone comprehensive examination.
- A cumulative GPA of at least 3.00/4.00.