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MIAMI DADE COLLEGE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Course Plan

DIDACTIC PHASE

 

Course

Course Title

Credits

Semester 1 (15 credits)

Fall Term

 

 

PAS 1800C

Physical Diagnosis I

2

PAS 1812

Behavioral and Community Medicine I

1

PAS 1831

Clinical Diagnostic Imaging

1

PAS 1823

Principles of Pharmacology I

2

PAS 1822C

Electrocardiography / Cardiology

2

PAS 1813

Pathophysiological Basis of Disease I

2

PAS 1811

Introduction to Medicine I

5

Semester 2 (14 credits)

Spring Term

 

 

PAS 1801C

Physical Diagnosis II

2

PAS 1821

Behavioral and Community Medicine II

1

PAS 1830

Pharmacotherapeutics

4

PAS 1824

Pathophysiological Basis of Disease II

2

PAS 1820

Introduction to Medicine II

5

Semester 3 (5 credits)

Summer Term

 

PAS 1810C

Surgical Problems and Procedures

5

 

 

 

CLINICAL PHASE

 

 

 

Semester 4 * (8 credits)

Fall Term

 

 

PAS 2842L

Clerkship in Psychiatry

2

PAS 2841L

Clerkship in Geriatrics

2

PAS 2866L

Clerkship in Family Medicine

4

 

 

 

Semester 5 * (8 credits)

Spring Term

 

 

PAS 2840L

Clerkship in Internal Medicine

4

PAS 2860L

Clerkship in Pediatrics

2

PAS 2870L

Clerkship in Obstetrics / Gynecology

2

 

 

 

Semester 6 * (6 credits)

Summer Term

 

 

PAS 2850L

Clerkship in Surgery

4

PAS 2876L

Clerkship Emergency Medicine

2

 

 

 

Total in-program credits (not including pre-requisites) 

56

* This is not necessarily the order in which all students will complete the eight clinical rotations or supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPE). Most SCPE’s are offered every term to maximize the utilization of sites available to students. Students must meet the requirements of the clinical facility assigned.
Retention, promotion, and graduation are not automatically granted to students in this program. The PA program director and faculty review performance records for each student at the end of every term. Didactic grades and classroom work are evaluated as well as the student's clinical performance, patient interaction, professional behavior, and demeanor.

                    

 

 

 

 

 

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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