Academics

The required physician assistant curriculum for the master’s degree is designed to be completed in 27 months. Whether you enroll in the Hendersonville or Wingate program, you’ll follow the same PA curriculum as you study and learn from the faculty and other students at both locations at the same time.

This is the physician assistant curriculum you can expect to follow:

Didactic Year

Fall Semester: 15 weeks

Course Credit hours
PA 524 Topic Exploration I 0
PA 529 EKG / Radiology 1
PA 530 Clinical Medicine I 6
PA 538 Patient Assessment I 4
PA 541 Pharmacology I 3
PA 544 Clinical Anatomy 2
PA 546 Pathophysiology I 3
Total Semester Hours 19

 

Spring Semester: 16 weeks

Course Credit hours
PA 525 Topic Exploration II 0
PA 527 Healthcare Issues I 1
PA 531 Clinical Medicine II 6
PA 539 Patient Assessment II 4
PA 542 Pharmacology II 3
PA 547 Pathophysiology II 3
PA 580 Research, Epidemiology, Statistics 2
Total Semester Hours 19

 

Summer Semester: 11 weeks

Course Credit hours
PA 521 Clinical Orientation 1
PA 528 Healthcare Issues II 1
PA 532 Clinical Medicine III 4
PA 540 Patient Assessment III 1
PA 543 Pharmacology III 2
PA 550 Emergency Medicine 2
PA 552 Medical Procedures 2
PA 553 Pediatrics 2
PA 554 Women’s Health 2
Total Semester Hours 17

 

Clinical Year

Fall Semester: 15 weeks

Course / Rotation Credit hours
3 five-week clinical rotations 15
PA 620 Capstone I 2
ACLS  
Total Semester Hours 17

 

Spring Semester: 16 weeks

Course / Rotation Credit hours
3 five-week clinical rotations  15
PA 623 Professional Development 1
Total Semester Hours 16

 

Summer Semester: 11 weeks

Course / Rotation Credit hours
2 five-week clinical rotations 10
Total Semester Hours 10

 

Fall Semester: 15 weeks

Courses / Rotations Credit hours
2 five-week clinical rotations 10
PA 624 PANCE Preparation 2
PA 710 Summative Evaluation 2
PA 720 Capstone II 4
Total Semester Hours 18

 

Clinical Rotations

Clinical Rotations

Credit hours
PA 600 Ambulatory Medicine I 5
PA 602 Internal Medicine 5
PA 603 Pediatrics 5
PA 604 Psychiatry / Behavioral Health 5
PA 605 General Surgery 5
PA 606 Women’s Health 5
PA 607 Emergency Medicine 5
PA 608 Elective Rotation I 5
PA 609 Elective Rotation II 5
PA 610 Ambulatory Medicine II 5

 

The final semester for our physician assistant students focuses on completing your rotations, capstone project, comprehensive written exam and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

During the Objective Structured Clinical Examination, you interact with a series of patient simulations in stations that involve history taking, physical examination and patient management.

Successful completion of the above culminates in Commencement and sitting for the national certification examination. You’re one step closer to achieving your dream and entering the profession!

Can you see yourself here? We’d like to make that a reality. Contact us today to learn more about the Wingate University PA program.