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Courses

The Augsburg PA program cohort begins in May of each year. 

The program lasts approximately 27 months.


ACADEMIC PHASE (15 months)

Summer 1 (12 credits)

PA 501 – Human Anatomy and Neuroanatomy (8 credits)

PA 503 – Human Pathophysiology (4 credits)

Fall (24 credits)

PA 531 – Clinical Medicine I (8 credits)

PA 521 – Pharmacotherapy I (5 credits)

PA 511 – History and Physical Exam Skills I (7 credits)

PA 542 – Professional Issues (2 credits)

PA 546 – Clinical Practice Seminar I (2 credits)

Spring (26 credits)

PA532 – Clinical Medicine II (10 credits)

PA 522 – Pharmacotherapy II (5 credits)

PA 512 – History and Physical Exam Skills II (7 credits)

PA 555 – Research Tools for the Physician Assistant (2 credits)

PA 547 – Clinical Practice Seminar II (2 credits)

Summer 2 (9-10 credits)

PA 533 – Clinical Medicine III (4 credits)

PA 545 – Clinical Phase Transition (2 credits)

Master’s Project course, one of the following*:

PA 599 – Directed Study (3-4 credits)

PA/ML/MAE XXX – International Experience

CLINICAL PHASE (12 months)

Fall (12 credits)
Spring (12 credits)
Summer (16 credits)

PA 600-622 – (4-6 credits)

Over the course of the clinical year, every student is required to successfully complete 7 core clinical experiences* and additional electives or preceptorships that complement our primary care-focused curriculum. These include:

    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Health*
    • Emergency Medicine*
    • Family Medicine*
    • General Surgery*
    • Internal Medicine*
    • Pediatrics*
    • Women’s Health*
    • Electives/Preceptorships
  • Examples: Urgent care, primary care, cardiology, pulmonology, orthopedics, emergency medicine, critical care, surgery, transgender care, pediatrics, infectious diseases, internal medicine, dermatology.

PA 690 – Capstone Course (2 credits) Required in the last semester of the program


Course Descriptions

For a full list of course descriptions for all departments, visit the Academic Catalog page.