Physician Assistant Studies – MS-PAS

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Core Curriculum Overview
SH = Semester Hours

Clinical Anatomy and Radiology (5 SH)
Medical Physiology (2 SH)
Medical Interviewing, Counseling, and Documentation (3 SH)
Essentials of Medical Genetics (1 SH)
Medical Microbiology/Infectious Disease Part I (2 SH)
The Physician Assistant: Delivering Healthcare in America and Beyond (1 SH)
Epidemiology and Biostatistics: An Introduction to Clinical Research (1 SH)
Interprofessional Seminar I: Roles and Responsibilities (NC)
Pathophysiology of Disease I (2 SH)
Clinical Medicine I (6 SH)
Pharmacology I (2 SH)
Physical Diagnosis I (4 SH)
Clinical Laboratory and Diagnostics I (2 SH)
Evidence-Based Medicine I (2 SH)
Public Health: Principles, Policy, and Advocacy (1 SH)
Interprofessional Seminar II: Interprofessional Communication (NC)
Pathophysiology of Disease II (2 SH)
Clinical Medicine II (6 SH)
Pharmacology II (2 SH)
Physical Diagnosis II (4 SH)
Clinical Laboratory and Diagnostics II (2 SH)
Evidence-Based Medicine II (2 SH)
Cultural Issues in Healthcare (1 SH)
Interprofessional Seminar III: Teams and Teamwork (NC)
Clinical Medicine III (6 SH)
Advanced Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics (2 SH)
Clinical Skills and Procedures (4 SH)
Behavioral Medicine (2 SH)
Evidence-Based Medicine III (2 SH)
Ethics, Law and Social Justice in Medicine (1 SH)
Interprofessional Seminar IV: Ethics and Values (NC)
Clinical Rotation – Behavioral and Mental Health (5 SH)
Clinical Rotation – Emergency Medicine (5 SH)
Clinical Rotation – Family Medicine (5 SH)
Clinical Rotation – General Surgery (5 SH)
Clinical Rotation – Internal Medicine (5 SH)
Clinical Rotation – Pediatrics (5 SH)
Clinical Rotation – Women’s Health (5 SH)
Clinical Rotation – Orthopedics (5 SH)
Clinical Rotation – Elective (5 SH)

Where do your gifts intersect with the needs of our country and our region? At Pfeiffer – whether you dream about trading on Wall Street, being part of a life-saving surgical team, shaping policy in Raleigh or Washington, or teaching and coaching in a small town – students explore that question and their futures every day with qualified and engaged professors, coaches, and other professionals. In fact, studies show that, at Pfeiffer, students spend more time with their professors exploring where they “fit” in the professional world than students at most other schools. Join us in “the Village” for a life-changing experience that will prepare you for a lifetime of service!
Dr. Scott Bullard President