Curriculum

All didactic courses must be completed in the sequence listed. Clinical rotation courses will be completed in the order assigned to the individual PA student by the program.

Individual course requirements and deadlines for assignments are included on the course syllabus available on Blackboard for the enrolled PA student.

This is a graduate program consisting of 112 semester hours. The program is delivered over 24 months leading to the conferment of the degree: Master of Medical Science-Physician Assistant (MMS-PA).

Total Credit Semester Hours for Didactic (First) Year: 62
Total Credit Semester Hours for Clinical (Second) Year: 50
Total Credit Semester Hours for the Curriculum: 112

The Professional Curriculum

The schedule of a physician assistant student is rigorous. Because of the time required for attending lectures, laboratories and clinical assignments, plus the time necessary for study and practice, students are encouraged to minimize outside work commitments during the time they are enrolled in the program.

The following is a summary of the required courses included in the Master of Medical Science- Physician Assistant professional curriculum. Required courses are offered annually in the terms indicated. The courses offered during year 1- didactic year must be completed in sequence and are only offered in the terms indicated.

Credit hours determined by the following:

15 Lecture Hours = 1 Credit Hour
45 Lab Hours = 1 Credit Hour

Contact Us

Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program

66 North Pauline, Ste. 116
Memphis TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-8000

Admission Manager
Admin Coordinator II
Chandra Johnson, BS, MS – Candidate
cjohn101@uthsc.edu