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Curriculum

UT’s 27-month, 112-credit program is designed to prepare graduates to provide medical care as part of an intercollaborative, physician-led team. The curriculum consists of four semesters of classroom training followed by three semesters of clinical rotations. All students enter as a single cohort in the fall semester, complete seven continuous semesters and graduate in December with a Master of Physician Assistant Medicine degree (MPAM).

Total Credit Hours
Didactic Phase: 68 credit hours
Clinical Phase: 44 credit hours
Total Program Credit Hours: 112

Curriculum Outline

Course Number 

Course Name 

Credit Hours 

Fall 1

 

 

PAM 600

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology

4

PAM 601

Applied Human Anatomy Lab

2

PAM 602

Applied Medical Science

3

PAM 610

Physical Diagnosis

3

PAM 611

Physical Diagnosis Lab

4

PAM 620

Medical Practice: Professionalism and Ethics

1

Spring 1

 

17

PAM 630

Clinical Medicine I

6

PAM 640

Pharmacotherapeutics I

3

PAM 670

Medical Diagnostics

3

PAM 621

Medical Practice: Community and Patient Education

1

PAM 650

Applied Patient Care Skills I

4

PAM 660

Population, Preventive and Mental Health Medicine

2

Summer 1

 

19

PAM 631

Clinical Medicine II

4

PAM 641

Pharmacotherapeutics II

2

PAM 622

Medical Practice: Evidence-Based Medicine

1

PAM 661

Community Medicine

2

PAM 651

Applied Patient Care Skills II

4

PAM 674

Specialty Medicine I

2

Fall 2

 

15

PAM 632

Clinical Medicine III

6

PAM 645

Pharmacotherapeutics III

3

PAM 675

Specialty Medicine II

3

PAM 652

Applied Patient Care Skills III

4

PAM 623

Medical Practice: Legal and Regulatory Issues

1

Spring 2

 

17

PAM 624

Medical Practice: Systems-Based Practice

1

PAM 710

Physician Assistant Competencies I

2

PAM 70x

Required Rotation #1

4

PAM 70x

Required Rotation #2

4

PAM 70x

Required Rotation #3

4

Summer 2

 

15

PAM 625

Medical Practice: The Business of Medicine  

1

PAM 711

Physician Assistant Competencies II

2

PAM 70x

Required Rotation #4

4

PAM 70x

Required Rotation #5

4

PAM 70x

Elective Experience #1

3

Fall 3

 

14

PAM 70x

Required Rotation #6

4

PAM 70x

Required Rotation #7

4

PAM 707

Elective Experience #2

3

PAM 712

Physician Assistant Competencies III

2

PAM 800

Graduation Seminar

2

 

 

15


Required clinical rotations are five weeks in length, may be completed in any order, and include:

PAM 700: Family Medicine

PAM 701: Internal Medicine

PAM 702: Pediatric Medicine

PAM 703: Surgical Medicine

PAM 704: Emergency Medicine

PAM 705: Mental/Behavioral Medicine

PAM 706: Women’s Medicine

 

Two elective experiences are required and are four weeks in length. Elective experiences may occur in any of the above specialties, other medical or surgical specialties, academic medicine, professional and regulatory experiences, healthcare leadership experience or other student identified medical experiences upon approval by the clinical director.

PAM 708: Elective Rotation Experience #1  

PAM 709: Elective Rotation Experience #2

 

Course descriptions will be available in the 2019-2020 UT catalog.