College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus


Physician Assistant Program

The total credits for years 1, 2, and 3 are 142. The PA Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum, however and whenever, it deems appropriate.

First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
ANAT 1551Human Anatomy and Embryology (with Gross Anatomy Lab)7
BIOC  551 Human Biochemistry4
PASS 551Behavioral Medicine3
PASS 556Medical Interviewing and Documentation2
Fall Quarter
CORE 1560Interdisciplinary Healthcare0.5
PASS 560Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine2
PASS  565 Clinical Medicine I4
PASS 586Pediatrics2
PASS 1569Physical Diagnosis4
PHAR 560Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics I2
PHYS  1571 Human Physiology I4
Winter Quarter
CORE 1570Interdisciplinary Healthcare0.5
MICR 570Microbiology3
PASS  570 Clinical Medicine II5
PASS 574Clinical Laboratory Medicine2
PASS 577Evidence-Based Medicine Cases2
PHAR 570Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics II3
PHYS  1582 Human Physiology II4
Spring Quarter
CORE 1580Interdisciplinary Healthcare0.5
PASS 571Therapeutic and Diagnostic Skills1.5
PASS 573Basic Electrocardiography1.5
PASS 575Women's Health2
PASS 580Clinical Medicine III5
PASS 582Emergency Medicine and Surgical Principles3
PASS 587Medical Ethics1
PHAR 580Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics III3

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
PASS 680Preparation for Clinical Phase (PCP)1.5
PASS 681Clinical Medicine IV2
PASS 682Clinical Simulation2
PASS 683Medical Genetics1
PASS 684Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)2
PASS 693Clinical Assessment Day I1
 Required Clinical Rotation6
Fall Quarter
PASS 665-AMaster's Portfolio1
PASS 691Mid-Year Evaluation1
 Required and Elective Clinical Rotations12
Winter Quarter
PASS 665-BMaster's Portfolio1
PASS 694Clinical Assessment Day II1
 Required and Elective Clinical Rotations12
Spring Quarter
PASS 665-CMaster's Portfolio1
PASS 692End-of-Year Evaluation2
 Required and Elective Clinical Rotations12

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:12
Summer Quarter
 Required and Elective Clinical Rotations12
Required Clinical Rotations
CLRO 698Elective Rotation I6
CLRO 699Elective Rotation II6
EMED 691Emergency Medicine6
FMED 692Family Medicine/Primary Care6
IMED 693Internal Medicine6
OBGY 697Women's Health6
PEDI 694Pediatrics6
PSYC 695Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine6
SURG 696Surgery6