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 505

Medical Literature Review

2

PHAS 585

Master’s Research Seminar

1

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 620 Family Practice I
  • PHAS 621 Family Practice II
  • 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

Elective Rotations: (PHAS 630)

The eleventh rotation is considered an elective; every student will select two 2-week or one 4-week clinical rotation to complete during this block.

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, Radiolology, Rheumatology, Urology

The fine print.

Notes

116 hours are currently required for graduation for a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. Beginning for the 2021 cohort, 118 credits will be 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.