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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Physician Assistant Program

MS Curriculum

Curriculum Menu

Senior / Clinical Year

Fall II Semester Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
ADMIN 5100 Health Care Delivery in the US 1.5
PAMS 6001 Masters Project I 1.0
PAMS 6___ Six Week Clerkship 6.0
PAMS 6___ Six Week Clerkship 6.0
PAMS 6___ Three Week Clerkship 3.0
Senior Year - Spring Semester Courses (19 credits) 17.5

Spring II Semester Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
PAMS 6002 Masters Project II 1.0
PAMS 6___ Six Week Clinical Clerkship 6.0
PAMS 6___ Six Week Clinical Clerkship 6.0
PAMS 6___ Six Week Clinical Clerkship 6.0
Total Credits 19.0

Summer III Semester Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
PAMS 6003 Masters Project III 1.0
PHAS 5501 Issues of Professional Practice 1.0
PAMS 6___ Six Week Clerkship 6.0
PAMS 6___ Three Week Clerkship 3.0
PAMS 6___ Three Week Clerkship 3.0
PAMS 6___ Three Week Clerkship 3.0
Total Credits 17.0


Total Credits Required 112.5


Elective Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
PHAS 5000 Independent Study (only for students on modified study) 3.0
PHAS 5001 Independent Study (only for students on modified study) 4.0

[NOTE: Completion of either or both PHAS 5000, PHAS 5001 increases total credits required: 114 - 118 credits]



Clinical Clerkships

Course No. Course Title Credits
PAMS 6000 Clerkship in Internal Medicine 6.00
PAMS 6010 Clerkship in Internal Medicine (subspecialty elective) 3.00
PAMS 6100 Clerkship in Pediatrics 6.00
PAMS 6200 Clerkship in Surgery 6.00
PAMS 6210 Clerkship in Surgery (subspecialty elective) 3.00
PAMS 6300 Clerkship in Emergency Medicine 6.00
PAMS 6400 Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology 6.00
PAMS 6500 Clerkship in Primary Care 6.00
PAMS 6600 Clerkship in Psychiatry 3.00
PAMS 6700 Clerkship in Geriatrics 3.00