Curriculum | Mount St. Joseph University


                         SPRING SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
PAS 500 PA Profession: Evolving Issues in Medicine & Ethics 2
PAS 505 The Medical Interview and Documentation 3
PAS 510 Evidenced Based Medicine & Population Health 2
BIO 515 Human Anatomy for Physician Assistants with lab 5
BIO 520 Genetics and Disease Screening 3
BIO 525 Medical Physiology for Physician Assistants 3
                        SUMMER SEMESTER  
PAS 530 Pharmacology I 3
PAS 535 Principles of Medicine I 4
PAS 540 Patient Assessment I with lab 3
PAS 545 Clinical Skills in Medicine with lab 2
PAS 550 Clinical Approach to Behavioral Health 2
                        FALL SEMESTER  
PAS 555 Pharmacology II 3
PAS 560 Principles of Medicine II 4
PAS 565 Clinical Decision Making 3
PAS 570 Patient Assessment II with lab 3
PAS 575 Clinical Skills in Medicine II with lab 2
PAS 580 Nutrition & Preventative Medicine Across the Life Span 2
PAS 600 Family Medicine I Rotation 5
PAS 605 Family Medicine II Rotation 5
PAS 610 Internal Medicine Rotation 5
PAS 620 Emergency Medicine Rotation 5
PAS 630 General Surgery Rotation 5
PAS 640 Pediatric Rotation 5
PAS 650 Behavioral Health Rotation 5
PAS 660 Women's Health Rotation 5
PAS 670 Orthopedic Rotation 5
PAS 700 Elective I Rotation 5
PAS 705 Elective II Rotation 5
PAS 710 Summative Evaluation 4


Academic Progression
To successfully progress through the Mount St. Joseph University Physician Assistant program requires that the student successfully complete each of the courses listed each semester, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.  Any student who achieves a GPA of less than 3.0 in any semester will be placed on academic probation.  They will have one academic semester to raise their GPA to a minimum of 3.0.  Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program.

The Physician Assistant program follows the Mount St. Joseph University graduation requirements for graduate students, which are outlined in the graduate catalog.  This requires that the student:

  • remains in good academic standing (GPA of at least 3.0),
  • successfully complete all components of the curriculum and
  • settle all outstanding financial obligations to the University.

Students who graduate will receive a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) and are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE).