Program Year One, Didactic Year: January 2018–December 2018

Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters
Spring Semester: 18 credits
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PAS 501 Professional Development I 1
PAS 505 The Science of Medicine 2
PAS 511 Patient Assessment/Counseling I   2
PAS 515 Anatomy & Physiology I 5
PAS 521 Clinical Medicine I 5
PAS 531 Diagnostic Methods I 1
PAS 541 Pharmacology I 2
Summer Semester: 21 credits
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PAS 502 PA Professional Development II 1
PAS 512 Patient Assessment/Counseling II   2
PAS 516 Anatomy and Physiology II 2
PAS 522 Clinical Medicine II 5
PAS 524 Clinical Medicine III 5
PAS 525 Evidence Based Medicine I 2
PAS 532 Diagnostic Methods II 2
PAS 542 Pharmacology II 2
Fall Semester: 20 credits
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PAS 503 PA Professional Development III 1
PAS 513 Patient Assessment/Counseling III  2
PAS 517 Anatomy & Physiology III 2
PAS 526 Clinical Medicine IV 5
PAS 527 Clinical Medicine V 5
PAS 533 Diagnostic Methods III 2
PAS 543 Pharmacology III 2
PAS 560 Medical Spanish 1

Total credits for Year One (Didactic Year) = 59 credit hours
                               

Program Year Two, Clinical Year: January 2019–December 2019

Note: The order of clinical rotations will vary among students

Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PAS 600 Bridge Course 2
PAS 610 Emergency Medicine 4
PAS 615 Internal Medicine 4
PAS 620 OB/GYN 4
PAS 625 Pediatrics 4
PAS 630 Family Medicine 4
PAS 635 Behavioral Medicine 4
PAS 640 General Surgery 4
PAS 645 Primary Care Selective  4
PAS 650 Elective #1 4
PAS 655 Elective #2 4
PAS 660 Senior Seminar 2
PAS 665 Evidence Based Medicine II  1
PAS 666 Evidence Based Medicine III  1
PAS 667 Evidence Based Medicine IV  1

Total credits for Year Two (Clinical Year) = 47 credit hours

Total credits for the Physician Assistant Studies Program = 106 credit hours

Curriculum Map (pdf)

Accreditation Statement

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Dominican University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Dominican University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.