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Course Curriculum

D'Youville's 175-credit combined bachelor's/master's physician assistant degree program is designed to be completed in 4 years.

Find detailed course information for the Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Physician Assistant Program, tools to plan your education, and complete academic policies and procedures in the D'Youville academic catalog.

Curriculum Sequence

Number Name Credits
BIO-107 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO-107L Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory 1
CHE-101 General Chemistry I 3
CHE-101L General Chemistry Laboratory 1
FYE-100 Life Unpacked 2
PHY/RS-189 Topics in Critical Inq and Lab 4
PSY-203 Developmental Psychology 3
BIO-108 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIO-108L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
CHE-102 General Chemistry II 3
CHE-102L General Chemistry Laboratory II 1
ENG/HIS-112 Humanities Seminar 3
PHI/RS-103 Ethics 3
RS-214 Challenges of Death 3
HP-203 Medical Terminology 1
MAT-201 Biostatistics 3
& 219L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Lab
or CHE-209
& 209L
Principles of Organic Chemistry
and Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab
BIO-208 Microbiology 3
BIO-208L Microbiology Lab 1
Total Credits   49


    Additional Curriculum Needs Credits
    General Education Requirements 18
    Free Elective Requirements 9
    Number Name Credits
    PA-526 Clinical Assessment and Planning I 1
    PA-506 Clinical Laboratory Medicine  2
    PA-510 Behavioral Medicine 2
    PA-520 Pre-Pharmacology for PA 1
    PA-521 Pharmacology I 3
    PA-607 Pathophysiology 3
    BIO-639 & BIO-639L Gross Anatomy and Gross Anatomy Lab 6
    PA-527 Clinical Assessment & Planning II 1
    PA-507 Clinical Laboratory Medicine II 2
    PA-516 Clinical Medicine I 4
    PA-518 Physical Diagnosis I 3
    PA-518L Physical Diagnosis Lab 2
    PA-522 Pharmacology II 3
    PA-523 Clinical Skills I 2
    PA-525 Genetics for PAs 1
    PA-508 Clinical Laboratory Medicine III  2
    PA 517 Clinical Medicine II 4
    PA-519  Physical Diagnosis II 3
    PA-519L Physical Diagnosis Lab 2
    PA-524 Clinical Skills II 2
    Total Credits   49
    Number Name Credits
    PA-611 Clinical Rotation 1-Internal Medicine 3
    PA-612 Clinical Rotation 2-Family Medicine 3
    PA-613 Clinical Rotation 3-General Surgery 3
    PA-614 Clinical Rotation 4-Pediatrics 3
    PA-615 Clinical Rotation 5-Obstetrics and Gynecology 3
    PA-616 Clinical Rotation 6-Psychiatry 3
    PA-617 Clinical Rotation 7-Emergency Medicine 3
    PA-618 Clinical Rotation 8-Clinical Elective I 3
    PA-619 Clinical Rotation 9-Clinical Elective II 3
    PA-513 Senior Seminar Clinical Enrichment I 1
    PA-606 Medical Epidemiology 3
    PA-603 Research Methods 3
    PA-528 Clinical Assessment & Planning III 2
    PA-500 Professional Issues 1
    PA-504 Graduate Seminar I 1
    PA-513 Senior Seminar Clinical Enrichment II 1
    PA-604 Applied Project Seminar I 3
    PA-529 Clinical Assessment & Planning IV 2
    PA-513 Senior Seminar Clinical Enrichment III 1
    PA-605 Applied Project Seminar II 3
    PA-610 Summative Review 2
    Total Credits   50

    *prospective and enrolled students are not required to provide or solicit clinical sites or preceptors.




    Total of B.S./M.S. Degree: 175

    Please note: the graduating Class of 2024, 2025, and 2026 will follow the previous didactic curriculum, as follows:

    Didactic Year Requirements

    Didactic Year Requirements

    Code Title
    PA-303 Clinical Medicine I
    PA-304 Clinical Medicine II
    PA-305 Behavioral Medicine
    PA-309 Clinical Laboratory Medicine I
    PA-310 Clinical Laboratory Medicine II
    PA-311 Clinical Skills
    PA-312 Physical Diagnosis I
    PA-312L Physical Diagnosis Lab
    PA-313 Physical Diagnosis II
    PA-313L Physical Diagnosis Lab
    PA-335 Pharmacology I
    PA-336 Pharmacology II
    Clinical Year Requirements

    Clinical Year Requirements

    Code Title
    PA-401B Internal Medicine 
    PA-401C Family Medicine
    PA-402 General Surgery 
    PA-403 General Pediatrics
    PA-404 Obstetrics and Gynecology 
    PA-405 Psychiatry
    PA-406 Emergency Medicine 
    PA-407 Geriatrics
    PA-408 Orthopedics 
    PA-412 Senior Seminar Clinical Enrichment A
    PA-413 Senior Seminar Clinical Enrichment B
    PA-500 Professional Issues
    PA-501 Elective Clinical Rotation I 
    PA-502 Elective Clinical Rotation II 
    PA-503 Primary Medicine Core Practicum
    PA-504 Graduate Seminar I
    PA-505 Graduate Seminar II

    PA-509 or


    Neuroanatomy (Elective)

    Alternative Medicine

    PA-511 or


    Medical Microbiology

    Medical Epidemiology

    PA-603 Applied Research Methods
    PA-604 Applied Project Seminar I
    PA-605 Applied Project Seminar II
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