PA curriculum

Here are the classes you'll take to earn a Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Union College.

1
semester

Semester 1: Fall, first year

Call number

Description

Credits

PHAS 511

Human Anatomy

5

PHAS 514

Medical History and Physical Examination

4

PHAS 539

Christian Healthcare and Bioethics

3

PHAS 558

Medical Physiology

5

Total:

17

2
semester

Semester 2: Spring, first year

Call number

Description

Credits

PHAS 518

Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine

3

PHAS 525

PA Professional Issues

2

PHAS 533

Preventive Health

1

PHAS 559

Clinical Pathophysiology

4

PHAS 562

Medical Genetics

1

PHAS 584

Pharmacology

5

Total:

16

3
semester

Semester 3: Summer, first year

Call number

Description

Credits

PHAS 506

Evidence-based Literature Review and Application

3

PHAS 533

Master’s Capstone Project I

3

Total:

6

4
semester

Semester 4: Fall, second year

Call number

Description

Credits

PHAS 510

Clinical Nutrition

2

PHAS 515

Clinical Diagnostic Procedures

3

PHAS 531

Clinical Medicine I

6

PHAS 546

Clinical Skills I

4

PHAS 557

Electrocardiography

1

PHAS 595

Master's Capstone Project II

1

Total:

17

5
semester

Semester 5: Spring, second year

Call number

Description

Credits

PHAS 532

Clinical Medicine II

6

PHAS 534

Clinical Medicine III

3

PHAS 547

Clinical Skills II

2

PHAS 553

Diversity in Medicine

1

PHAS 564

Clinical Therapeutics

4

Total:

16

6
semester

Semester 6: Summer, second year

Call number

Description

Credits

PHAS 519

Differential Diagnosis & Case Development

2

PHAS 620-630

Clinical Rotations (listed below)

12

Total:

14

7
semester

Semester 7: Fall, third year

Call number

Description

Credits

PHAS 620-630

Clinical Rotations (listed below)

16

Total:

16

8
semester

Semester 8: Spring, third year

Call number

Description

Credits

PHAS 620-630

Clinical Rotations (listed below)

16

Total:

16

Get a wide range of experience in clinical rotations.

Required clinical rotations

During the clinical year every student participates in each of the listed 4-week* clinical rotations:

  • PHAS 619 Family Practice 
  • PHAS 622 Internal Medicine
  • PHAS 623 Surgery
  • PHAS 624 Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • PHAS 625 Pediatrics
  • PHAS 626 Cardiology
  • PHAS 627 Emergency Medicine
  • PHAS 628 Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
  • PHAS 629 Psychiatry

* Family Practice is an 8-week rotation

Elective Rotations: (PHAS 630)

Every student will select two 2-week or one 4-week elective clinical rotation.

Below is a list of the most popular elective rotations:

Any required rotation, Allergy/Immunology, Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery, Clinical Lab Medicine, Dermatology, Ear-Nose-Throat, Forensic Medicine, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Hospice, Infectious Disease, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Urology

The fine print.

Notes

A total of 118 credits are required for graduation.

This sample guide is intended only to show you how a program might be arranged. Course schedules may change and it is possible that your courses will not be taken exactly in the order shown.