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Physician Assistant Program Curriculum


    Year 1

  • Spring Year 1

    PHPH 701

    Physiology for Health Sciences

    6 credit hours

    BMSC 740

    Human Anatomy for Health Sciences

    6 credit hours

    BMSC 745

    Medical Interviewing

    2 credit hours

    BMSC 753

    PA Professional Practice

    1 credit hour

    Total:

     

    15 credit hours

  • Summer Year 1

    BMSC 766

    PA Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics I

    7 credit hours

    BMSC 746

    Physical Diagnosis

    6 credit hours

    BMSC 755

    Medical Genetics and Laboratory Diagnostics

    2 credit hours

    BMSC 752

    Medical Law and Ethics

    2 credit hours

    Total:

     

    17 credit hours

  • Fall Year 1

    BMSC 767

    PA Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics II

    6 credit hours

    BMSC 768

    PA Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics III

    6 credit hours

    BMSC 751

    Behavioral Medicine

    2 credit hours

    BMSC 756

    Advancing Medical Practice through Research

    3 credit hours

    BMSC 747

    Diagnostic Testing

    2 credit hours

    Total:

     

    19 credit hours




  • Year 2

  • Spring Year 2

    BMSC 769

    PA Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics IV

    7 credit hours

    BMSC 770

    Clinical Skills Lab

    3 credit hours

    BMSC 748

    Surgery and Emergency Medicine

    2 credit hours

    BMSC 743

    Clinical Immersion for PAs

    2 credit hours

    BMSC 744

    Interprofessional Seminar

    1 credit hour

    BMSC 749

    Clinical Medicine Across the Lifespan

    2 credit hours

    Total:

     

    17 credit hours

  • Summer Year 2

    BMSC 757

    Family Medicine (Practicum)

    8 credit hours

    BMSC 759

    Women’s Health (Practicum)

    4 credit hours

    Total:

     

    12 credit hours

  • Fall Year 2

    BMSC 758

    Internal Medicine (Practicum)

    4 credit hours

    BMSC 760

    Pediatrics (Practicum)

    4 credit hours

    BMSC 761

    Behavioral Health (Practicum)

    4 credit hours

    BMSC 762

    General Surgery (Practicum)

    4 credit hours

    BMSC 763

    Emergency Medicine (Practicum)

    4 credit hours

    Total:

     

    20 credit hours




  • Year 3

  • Spring Year 3

    BMSC 764

    Orthopedics (Practicum)

    4 credit hours


    BMSC 765

    PA Practicum Elective

    4 credit hours

    BMSC 780

    Biomedical Research (Capstone)

    3 credit hours

    BMSC 742

    Seminar (Summative Experience)

    1 credit hour

    Total:

     

    12 credit hours

  • Summary

    Didactic Year

    68 credit hours

    Clinical Year

    44 credit hours

    Total for Physician Assistant Program

    112 credit hours

ULTRASOUND INSTITUTE
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Physician Assistant students have the unique opportunity to learn in the state of the art School of Medicine Ultrasound Institute. Ultrasound training is integrated into the PA Program curriculum. To learn more about the training program and global initiatives of the Ultrasound Institute, please visit http://ultrasoundinstitute.med.sc.edu/.