As students move through the physician assistant program curriculum they will develop
a solid grounding as a generalist with a focus on patient communication skills and
advanced clinical problem-solving skills. They will acquire technical proficiency
in areas related to professional practice and will learn to use the latest in educational
and medical technology.
All didactic phase requirements must be successfully completed to be eligible to progress
to the clinical phase of the curriculum. A minimum cumulative grade point average
of 3.0 is required for progression from the didactic phase to the clinical preceptorship
During their clinical preceptorships, students refine their medical knowledge and
clinical skills by participating in supervised patient care, teaching rounds and clinical
procedures as they rotate through various preceptorships at out-patient and in-patient
clinical facilities. In keeping with the mission of the program, students are exposed
to a variety of practice settings and patient populations.
Following completion of preceptorships, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA
of 3.0 or better to graduate. All requirements for graduation must be completed within
4.5 calendar years from the first date of matriculation.
Learn more about how to become a physician assistant.