Curriculum

Physician Assistant Program

Didactic Course Outline

Block 1 Schedule

Course

Credit Hours

MPAP 501 - Anatomy Lecture and Lab

4

MPAP 502 - Physiology

3

MPAP 511 - Genetics

1

MPAP 512 - History & Physical 

3

MPAP 519 - Health Policy 

1

Total Hours

12

Block 2 Schedule

Course

Credit Hours

MPAP 504 - Clinical Medicine I

  • Prevention & Nutrition

  • Infectious Disease

  • HEENT

  • Pulmonology

4

MPAP 509 - Evidence-Based Medicine

3

MPAP 514 - Orthopedics

2

MPAP 515 - Pharmacology I

2

MPAP 522 - Clinical Skills I

2

Total Hours

13

Block 3 Schedule

Course

 

Credit Hours

MPAP 503 - Behavioral Medicine

3

MPAP 505 - Clinical Medicine II

  • Cardiology

  • Hematology/Oncology

  • Endocrine

4

MPAP 516 - Pharmacology II

2

MPAP 523 - Clinical Skills II

3

Total Hours

 

12

Block 4 Schedule

Course

 

Credit Hours

MPAP 506 - Clinical Medicine III

  • Gastroenterology

  • Nephrology/Urology

  • Women's Health

4

MPAP 517 - Pharmacology III

2

MPAP 521 - Surgery

3

MPAP 524 - Clinical Skills III

3

Total Hours

 

12

Block 5 Schedule

Course

 

Credit Hours

MPAP 507 - Clinical Medicine IV

  • Dermatology

  • Pediatrics

  • Neurology

  • Geriatrics

4

MPAP 510 - Emergency Medicine

2

MPAP 518 - Pharmacology IV

2

MPAP 525 - Clinical Skills IV

3

Total Hours

 

11

Total Didactic Credits

60

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 611 - Elective 1

5

MPAP 612 - Elective 2

5

MPAP 613 - Senior Seminar

5

Total Clinical Credits

60

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.