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Do you have an outstanding and altruistic commitment to service and volunteerism, a passion for medicine and the PA profession?

100%
PANCE Pass rate
PA Class of 2022
8.6:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
Pursue your passion with passionate guides beside you.
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PA Medicine

Be ready to enter a rigorous curriculum. Our faculty prepares you with the skills and training necessary for patient care.

Throughout the didactic phase you will learn the foundations of medicine through intensive classroom coursework. The clinical phase includes hands-on experience in a variety of clinical settings. You will complete your degree with the month-long summative phase which prepares you for the transition into clinical practice.

What Can I Do with a Master of Medical Science in PA Medicine?

A career as a physician assistant (PA) involves working alongside physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide patient care.

PAs perform a wide range of medical duties, including conducting physical examinations, diagnosing illnesses, prescribing medications, and assisting in surgeries.

They work in various healthcare settings, such as hospitals, clinics, and private practices, collaborating closely with physicians to deliver comprehensive healthcare services.

Physician Assistant

Medical Education

Clinical Research

Academic Research

Health Care Administration

Experience Learning

Didactic Phase

The Didactic Phase represents the preclinical year and spans 12 months.

Clinical Phase

The Clinical Phase represents the clinical year and consists of 11 months of supervised clinical education and coursework.

Summative Phase

The Summative Phase is 1 month in duration and represents the final stage of training.

Program Completion

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a Master of Medical Science (MMS) degree and be eligible to sit for the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE).

Serve Beside Experienced & Faithful Medical Professionals

Jordan Hairr, EdD, PA-C
Dean, College of Allied Health
Kaye Rickman, MMS, PA-C
Program Director, PA Medicine
Jody Dix, BA
Program Secretary, PA Medicine
Cathleen Ciesielski, PhD
Program Director, Biomedical Sciences
Dorinda Brown, BS
Clinical Coordinator, PA Medicine
Carson Moore, DMS, PA-C
Instructional Faculty, PA Medicine
Joanie Kendall, MMS, PA-C
Instructional Faculty, PA Medicine
Kelcye Richards, MMS, PA-C
Principal Faculty, PA Medicine
Allison Simon, MSPAS, PA-C
Principal Faculty, PA Medicine
Martin Price, MMS, PA-C
Principal Faculty, PA Medicine
Joshua Formaneck, MPAS, PA-C
Principal Faculty, PA Medicine
Ayesha Hinton Nutt, MSN, FNP-BC
Instructional Faculty, PA Medicine
Thomas Hatten, PA, DO
Medical Director, PA Medicine

PA Curriculum

PA Medicine Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Problem Based Learning
  • Physical Diagnosis
  • Clinical Methods and Procedures
  • Pharmacotherapy Principles
  • Pediatric Medicine
PA Medicine Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Behavioral Health Clerkship
  • Emergency Medicine Clerkship
  • Women’s Health Clerkship
  • Pediatrics Clerkship
  • Family Medicine Clerkship

Curriculum Sequence

This entry-level master’s degree program consists of 108 semester hours of graduate work divided into three phases that span 24 consecutive months. The Didactic Phase represents the preclinical year and spans 12 months. The Clinical Phase represents the clinical year and consists of 11 months of supervised clinical education and coursework. The Summative Phase is 1 month in duration and represents the final stage of training. Learn more about the program.

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