Curriculum

PA Studies Program Course Outline with Dates

(ARC-PA Standard A3.14d, A3.14e)

Academic Model

Students must enroll in every course and maintain satisfactory academic advancement in the specific progression outlined in the curriculum to satisfy the requirements for graduation.

The University of Nevada, Reno Physician Assistant Studies Program curriculum has been modeled after several successful programs and consists of seven total semesters, three of which are strictly clinical clerkships. The program will be completed in 25 months and will require full-time enrollment and participation.

Didactic Phase (62 Credits)

Summer I: (12 credits)

PAS 600 Anatomy with Lab (5 Credits)

PAS 610 Physiology (3 Credits)

PAS 620 Basic Science in Clinical Medicine (3 Credits)

PAS 641 PA Role Development I (1 Credit)

Fall I: (19 credits)

PAS 655 Pathophysiology (4 Credits)

PAS 680 Clinical Skills I (8 Credits)

PAS 661 Behavioral Medicine Human Development (2 Credits)

PAS 642 PA Role Development II (3 Credits)

PAS 611 Technical Skills I (2 Credits)

Spring I: (19 credits)

PAS 671 Adult Medicine (7 Credits)

PAS 615 Emergency Medicine (3 Credits)

PAS 625 Pharmacology (4 Credits)

PAS 612 Technical Skills II (1 Credit)

PAS 662 Clinical Behavioral Medicine (2 Credits)

PAS 643 PA Role Development III (2 Credits)

Summer II: (12 credits)

PAS 672 Maternal-Child Medicine (4 Credits)

PAS 613 Technical Skills III (1 Credit)

PAS 617 Investigative Skills (2 Credits)

PAS 644 PA Role Development IV (1 Credit)

PAS 681 Clinical Skills II (3 Credits)

PAS 694 Capstone I (1 Credit)

Clinical Phase (61 Credits)

Fall II:

  • PAS 700-790 Clerkships (Clinical Rotations)

Spring II:

  • PAS 700-790 Clerkships (Clinical Rotations)

Summer III:

  • PAS 700-790 Clerkships (Clinical Rotations)
  • PAS 695 Capstone II

Clerkships (4-Week Rotations)

PAS 700-Family Medicine (5 Credits)

PAS 710 Behavioral Medicine (5 Credits)

PAS 720 Emergency Medicine (5 Credits)

PAS 730 Surgery (5 Credits)

PAS 740 Inpatient Internal Medicine/Hospitalist/Geriatrics (5 Credits)

PAS 750 Medically Underserved Populations (5 Credits)

PAS 760 Elective I (5 Credits)

PAS 761 Elective II (5 Credits)

PAS 770 Primary Care Selective I (5 Credits)

PAS 771 Primary Care Selective II (5 Credits)

PAS 780 Women's Health (5 Credits)

PAS 790 Pediatrics (5 Credits)

PAS 695 Capstone II (1 Credit)

Graduation: August (Program Total: 123 Credits)

Rev. 4/18/21