Curriculum


Curriculum

Curriculum

USJ’s PA Studies Program has developed a unique modular curriculum, the only program of its kind in the region.

Students will enroll in one course at a time, allowing for complete focus on mastery of clinical sciences specific to each organ system, with opportunities to begin integrating and applying concepts embedded throughout the curriculum. The knowledge and critical thinking skills developed during the 15-month didactic curriculum will prepare students to excel during the 13-month clinical phase of the program when they will complete nine, 5-week Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences and participate in activities designed to prepare them to enter clinical practice.

Required courses

Spring Didactic Semester #1

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

PHYA 500

PA Foundations I

1

PHYA 501

PA Foundations II

2

PHYA 502

Essentials of Hematology/Oncology

2

PHYA 503

Essentials of Endocrinology

2

PHYA 504

Essentials of Infectious Disease

2

PHYA 505

Essentials of Nephrology/Urology

2

PHYA 506

Essentials of Gastroenterology

4

PHYA 507

Clinical Integration I

1

   

16

Summer Didactic Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

PHYA 510

Essentials of Cardiology

6

PHYA 511

Essentials of Pulmonology

5

PHYA 517

Clinical Integration II

1

   

12

Fall Didactic Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

PHYA 520

Essentials of Orthopedics/Rheumatology

4

PHYA 521

Essentials of Neurology

3

PHYA 522

Essentials of Dermatology

2

PHYA 523

Essentials of HEENT

3

PHYA 524

Essentials of Women's Health

3

PHYA 527

Clinical Integration III

1

   

16

 

Spring Didactic Semester #2

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

PHYA 530

Essentials of Emergency Medicine

3

PHYA 531

Essentials of Surgery

1

PHYA 532

Essentials of Pediatrics

2

PHYA 533

Essentials of Psychiatry

2

PHYA 534

Essentials of Geriatrics

1

PHYA 537

Clinical Integration IV

1

PHYA 600

Transition to Clinical Practice

4

   

14

Clinical Year

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

PHYA 601

SCPE Women's Health

5

PHYA 602

SCPE Pediatrics

5

PHYA 603

SCPE Surgery

5

PHYA 604

SCPE Emergency Medicine

5

PHYA 605

SCPE Psychiatry

5

PHYA 606

SCPE Family Medicine

5

PHYA 607

SCPE Inpatient Internal Medicine

5

PHYA 608

SCPE Outpatient Internal Medicine

5

PHYA 609

SCPE Elective

5

   

45

 

Program Total Credits

103