Master of Physician Assistant Studies Curriculum

The master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies consists of 110 credit hours of coursework. The program begins in the fall and runs continuously for 24 months. The didactic component of the curriculum consists of classroom, laboratory, and clinical preparation. This professional phase of the program is offered on the Health Science Center’s Main Campus in San Antonio.

The MPAS program is based on 24-week super semesters; fall semesters begin the first week of July and end in mid-December; spring semesters begin in early January and end June 30th. The final months of the program include supervised clinical rotations that occur in sites throughout South Texas. All students must complete a minimum of two rotations in rural or medically underserved locations. Students must be prepared to assume the expense for these rotations.

 

MPAS CURRICULUM

First Year

Credit Hours

CSBL 5012 Anatomy

5.0

PHAS 5001 Patient Evaluation I

3.0

PHAS 5043 Physiology in Health and Disease

4.0

PHAS 6013 Scientific Inquiry

3.0

CLSC 5040 Laboratory Medicine

3.0

PHAS 6010 Pharmacology I

3.0

PHAS 5033 Clinical Medicine I

10.0

PHAS 5000 Policy & Practice

3.0

PHAS 5034 Clinical Medicine II

10.0

PHAS 6015 Clinical Skills II

2.0

PHAS 5005 Clinical Applications in Nutrition

2.0

PHAS 6014 Pharmacology II

3.0

PHAS 5003 Behavioral Medicine

3.0

PHAS 6004 Preventive Medicine-Community Health

3.0

EMSP 6135 Advanced Cardiac Life Support

1.0

PHAS 5004  Clinical Applications

4.0

Preclinical Total

62.0

Second Year

PHAS 6101-6112 Supervised Clinical Practice I-XII

48.0

Clinical Total

48.0

MPAS Program Total

110

 

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