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Courses

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

The program lasts approximately 27 months and is broken up into 4 semesters of an academic phase followed by 12 months of rotations in a clinical phase. The following flow chart breaks down the timeline of courses for any given student in one of our cohorts.

 

 

Curriculum Sequence Flow Map


ACADEMIC PHASE (15 months)

These courses, as shown above, are part of the core of our academic phase.

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 – Clinical Practicums, Preceptorships (4-6 credits)

Over the course of the clinical year, as seen above, every student is required to successfully complete 7 core clinical experiences*, any additional electives, and any 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 of Elective Experiences: 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.