Curriculum

Physician Assistant Program

Didactic Course Outline

Fall Semester Schedule

 

Credit Hours

MPAP 501 - Anatomy Lecture and Lab

4

MPAP 502 - Physiology

3

MPAP 512 - History & Physical Examination

4

MPAP 504 - Clinical Medicine I

  • Preventive Medicine

  • Cardiology & EKG

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Hematology & Oncology

4

 

 

 

 

MPAP 515 - Pharmacotherapeutics I

2

MPAP 511 - Genetics

1

MPAP 519 - Health Policy & Professional Practice I

1

MPAP 508 - Radiology

1

Spring Semester Schedule

 

Credit Hours

MPAP 505 - Clinical Medicine II – 6 credit hours

  • Pulmonology

  • Neurology

  • Endocrinology

  • Gastroenterology

  • Urology

  • Dermatology

  • HEENT

  • Nephrology

6

 

 

 

 

MPAP 516 - Pharmacotherapeutics II                      

2

MPAP 503 - Behavioral Medicine

4

MPAP 521 - Surgery

4

MPAP 507 - Laboratory Medicine

3

MPAP 509 - Evidence-based Medicine I

4

Summer Semester Schedule

 

Credit Hours

MPAP 506 - Clinical Medicine III

  • OB-Gyn

  • Pediatrics

  • Geriatrics

  • Men’s Health

6

 

 

 

 

 

MPAP 514 - Orthopaedics

2

MPAP 510 - Emergency Medicine

2

MPAP 517 - Pharmacotherapeutics III

2

MPAP 518 - Clinical Assessment

3

MPAP 520 - Health Policy & Professional Practice II

2

Clinical Rotation Outline

Rotation

Credit Hours

MPAP 601 - Emergency Medicine

5

MPAP 602 - Family Practice

5

MPAP 603 - Internal Medicine 

5

MPAP 604 - Surgery

5

MPAP 605 - Pediatrics

5

MPAP 606 - Psychiatry

5

MPAP 607 - OB/GYN

5

MPAP 608 - Primary Care

5

MPAP 609 - Evidence-Based Medicine II                   

5

MPAP 610 - Orthopaedics

5

MPAP 611 - Elective 1

5

MPAP 612 - Elective 2

5

Clinical Affiliation

There are numerous clinical affiliations for PA students to complete their supervised clinical training. Students will be notified of their clinical training sites during the spring/summer semester of the didactic year. Those sites are located in Harnett and surrounding counties in North Carolina.

Clinical Rotations at Distant Sites

While many clinical educational rotations are in Harnett and surrounding counties, it may be necessary for the program to arrange some rotations at distant sites. Every effort will be made to arrange clinical rotations that are within 90 minutes’ drive time from campus, or from a student’s home, for those who are North Carolina residents. Travel expenses are the student’s responsibility.  Nevertheless, there are times when it may be necessary for the program to send some students to sites that are not within convenient driving distance. In those few instances students will be responsible for travel and may be responsible for discounted housing costs, if available through North Carolina AHEC. Distant rotations will account for no more than three of any student’s total rotations.