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Upon successful completion of all curricular and program requirements, students will earn the “Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice” degree.

Curriculum for the Charter Class for 2017
111 Credit Hours – 27 Months – 7 Semesters

Phase I - Didactic

Year 1
Fall Semester – 17 credit hours
PAS 5045 Integrated Clinical Science 3 credit hours
PAS 5013 Evidence-Based Practice 1 credit hours
PAS 5050 Essentials of PA Practice 2 credit hours
PAS 5022 Clinical Gross and Radiographic Anatomy 6 credit hours
PAS 5025 Foundations of Clinical Physiology 2 credit hours
PAS 5071 Clinical Pharmacology I 2 credit hour
PAS 5254 Foundations of Clinical Nutrition 1 credit hour

Spring Semester – 16 credit hours
PAS 5010 Clinical Medicine I 3 credit hours
PAS 5020 Clinical Medicine II 3 credit hours
PAS 5028 Systemic Physiology and Pathophysiology I 3 credit hours
PAS 5072 Clinical Pharmacology II 2 credit hours
PAS 5000C Patient Assessment I 3 credit hours
PAS 5056 US Healthcare Systems and Policy ` 2 credit hours

Summer Semester – 18 credit hours
PAS 5127 Behavioral and Mental Health 2 credit hours
PAS 5030 Clinical Medicine III 3 credit hours
PAS 5040 Clinical Medicine IV 3 credit hours
PAS 5073 Clinical Pharmacology III 2 credit hours
PAS 5029 Systemic Physiology and Pathophysiology II 3 credit hours
PAS 5110L Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 credit hours
PAS 5006 Patient Assessment II 3 credit hours

Year 2
Fall Semester – 18 credit hours
PAS 6007 Clinical Procedures 2 credit hours
PAS 6605 Emergency Medicine 3 credit hours
PAS 6097 Evidence-Based Research I 2 credit hours
PAS 6200 General Surgery 2 credit hours
PAS 6303 Pediatric Medicine 2 credit hours
PAS 6941 Transition to Clinical Practice 4 credit hours
PAS 6505 Women’s Health 2 credit hours
PAS 5074 Clinical Pharmacology IV 1 credit hour

Phase II – Clinical - Begins 5th Semester (Spring 2019)

PAS 6876 Clinical Clerkship – Emergency Medicine 3 credit hours
PAS 6490 Clinical Clerkship – Family Medicine 5 credit hours
PAS 6291 Clinical Clerkship – General Surgery 5 credit hours
PAS 6491 Clinical Clerkship – Geriatric Medicine 3 credit hours
PAS 6190 Clinical Clerkship – Internal Medicine 5 credit hours
PAS 6390 Clinical Clerkship – Pediatrics 5 credit hours
PAS 6492 Clinical Clerkship – Psychiatry 5 credit hours
PAS 6591 Clinical Clerkship - Women’s Health 5 credit hours
PAS 6495 Clinical Clerkship – Elective 3 credit hours

Spring Semester - 14 credit hours
Clinical Clerkships 13 credit hours
PAS 6098 Evidence Based Research II 1 credit hour

Summer Semester – 15 credit hours
Clinical Clerkships 13 credit hours
PAS 6053 Professional Development for the PA 1 credit hour
PAS 6099 Evidence Based Research III 1 credit hour

Year 3
Fall Semester – 13 credit hours
Clinical Clerkships 13 credit hours




The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

The FSU PA Program anticipates matriculating its first class in August 2017, pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the March 2017 ARC-PA meeting.

Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status first awarded 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.

In the event that ARC-PA withholds accreditation, the FSU PA Program will not admit students in August 2017 and will provide a refund to those individuals accepted to the program and paid their program deposit. CASPA application fees cannot be refunded to applicants by the FSU PA Program or by CASPA.

The PA Program was approved by the FSU Board of Trustees and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2015.