Fostering compassionate, dynamic, well-rounded, and professional clinicians
Our mission is to create an environment that fosters compassionate, dynamic, well-rounded, professional clinicians who have an interest in rural medicine and clinical research to enrich the medical sciences allowing us to be an industry leader in Physician Associate education with our students embodying values of compassion, integrity, and commitment to diversity. The focus of our program will be to educate students on how to deliver interdisciplinary care, and practice evidence-based medicine while utilizing technology to its fullest potential.
Curriculum and Courses
The physician associate studies program offers a two-phased approach to creating future healthcare professionals.
Our amazing didactic experience uses a modular learning concentration built around organ systems and is offered within our new state-of-the-art clinical health science and wellness building.
Following intensive didactic training, our students have the opportunity to rotate with several area partners over a 12-month clinical schedule. These clinical rotations begin in the summer of the students’ second year, with a plan for a diverse clinical immersion that allows the student to observe and engage a variety of healthcare systems, patient populations, public & individual health challenges, and several interprofessional & interdisciplinary team methods.
Our Clinical curriculum consists of core rotations in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Behavioral Health, Pediatrics, General Surgery, and Emergency Medicine. Yet our program has also supported more advanced curriculum delivery in orthopedics, three structured and one full elective rotation, which allows the student to explore advanced clinical interests in preparation to serve their communities.
While a majority of those clinical rotations are located in Ohio, as our priority is on providing our students with the best clinical experience, rotations may take place throughout the United States.
The careful integration of our didactic curriculum within our clinical year allows for the holistic healthcare needs of our patients to remain at the forefront of our training, preparing our graduates to explore the “total care” of our patients. This includes not only disease prevention, recognition, and treatment across the lifespan, but meeting the patient in their unique life experience limitations and goals and supporting them accordingly.
- PAS 601. Introduction to the Healthcare Professions
- PAS 602. Patient Engagement and Documentation
- PAS 603. Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Research
Where Education Becomes Something Greater
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