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UT’s 27-month, 112-credit program, will admit 48 students once per year and is designed to prepare graduates to provide medical care as part of an interprofessional health care 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). Learn more about how this program prepares students for professional licensure.

Required Curricular Components

The 2023-2025 course of study applies to any student who enters the PA program from the Fall of 2023 forward.

Course of Study

2023-2025 Course of Study

Certifications and additional training in the curriculum include the following:

Certification Certifying Organization
Medical Ethics Training
Medical Professionalism Duke University Health
Basic Life Support American Heart Association
Advance Cardiac Life Support American Heart Association
Pediatric Advanced Life Support American Heart Association
Basic Certificate in Quality & Safety Institute for Healthcare Improvement
National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale National Institutes of Health
Adverse Childhood Experience and Trauma ACES Aware
Informed Care
HIPAA and Blood Born Pathogen
N95 Fit Testing

Workshops - Personal Wellness: Prevention of Impairment and Burnout, Leadership and Professional Conduct and Point of Care Ultrasound Training.

Course Descriptions