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Physician Assistant Program

MS Curriculum

Physician Assistant Program Course of Study (2017-2018)


Junior Year

Summer I Semester Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
ANAT 5012 Human Gross Anatomy 5.5
PHAS 5207 Physician Assistant Practice 0.5
PHAS 5100 Clinical Microbiology/Immunology For PA Students 2.0
Total Credits 8.0

Fall I Semester Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
MSCI 5100 Research Methods 2.5
PHAS 5006 Interviewing and Physical Diagnosis 4.0
PHAS 5011 Neuroanatomy for PA Students 1.0
PHAS 5300 Pathophysiology 3.0
PHAS 5316 Introduction to Pharmacology 1.0
PHYS 5110 Principles of Human Physiology and Biochemistry 6.0
INDI 5012 Brooklyn Free Clinic Experience (BFCE) 0
Total Credits 17.5

Spring I Semester Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
PHAS 5101 EKG Interpretation 0.5
PHAS 5102 Health Promotion Disease Prevention 2.0
PHAS 5212 Introduction to Psychiatry 2.0
PHAS 5251 Human Sexuality 1.0
PHAS 5301 Adult Primary Care Medicine 8.0
PHAS 5311 Pharmacotherapeutics 4.0
INDI 5012 Brooklyn Free Clinic Experience (BFCE) 0
Total Credits 17.5


Continuing Junior Year

Summer II Semester Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
PHAS 5211 Clinical Decision Making 2.0
PHAS 5241 Clinical Procedures (Web Assisted) 3.0
PHAS 5252 Long Term Care/Gerontology 2.0
PHAS 5411 Essentials Pediatrics Obstetrics and Gynecology 4.0
PHAS 5421 Essentials of Surgery/Emergency Medicine 5.0
INDI 5012 Brooklyn Free Clinic Experience (BFCE) 0
Total Credits 16.0

Fall II Semester Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
ADMIN 5100 Health Care Delivery in the US ((WEB ASSISTED) 1.5
  Masters Project I 1.0
  Six Week Clerkship 6.0
  Six Week Clerkship 6.0
  Three Week Clerkship 3.0
Total Credits 17.5

Spring II Semester Courses

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

Summer III Semester Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
PHAS 5501 Issues of Professional Practice 1.0
  Masters Project III 1.0
  Six Week Clerkship 6.0
  Three Week Clerkship 3.0
  Three Week Clerkship 3.0
  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
PHAS 6000 Clerkship in Internal Medicine 6.00
PHAS 6010 Clerkship in Internal Medicine (subspecialty elective) 3.00
PHAS 6100 Clerkship in Pediatrics 6.00
PHAS 6200 Clerkship in Surgery 6.00
PHAS 6210 Clerkship in Surgery (subspecialty elective) 3.00
PHAS 6300 Clerkship in Emergency Medicine 6.00
PHAS 6400 Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology 6.00
PHAS 6500 Clerkship in Primary Care 6.00
PHAS 6600 Clerkship in Psychiatry 3.00
PHAS 6700 Clerkship in Geriatrics 3.00