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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / Master of Medical Science (MMSc) Physician Assistant / Master of Medical Science (MMSc) Physician Assistant Course Requirements | Ursuline - Liberal Arts College in OH

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    Master of Medical Science (MMSc) Physician Assistant Course Requirements

    Core Course Requirements for the Master of Medical Science (MMSc) Physician Assistant

    Physician Assistant Program Course Catalog Listing

    Curriculum

    The curriculum is based on an organ systems approach with a sequencing of courses that builds upon previously achieved student learning. Didactic course material includes basic and foundational material that progresses in complexity and depth throughout integrated medical series. The curriculum incorporates instructional lectures, active learning strategies, stimulating analytical and critical thinking, case-based problem-solving, as well as effective exploration and utilization of resource materials.

    The UCPA Clinical Residency Program blends essential areas of experience with distinctive leadership and service-learning opportunities. The curriculum is constructed for achievement of educational and professional goals by emphasizing the whole person and whole patient. Designed by the faculty, the content was determined through resources including the mission and vision of the UCPA Program and our associated collegiate institution, NCCPA Curriculum Blueprint, Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education, and evolving health care trends and emerging challenges. The curriculum incorporates core competencies based on the ARC-PA Accreditation Standards including medical knowledge, interpersonal skill, clinical skills, technical skills, professional behavior, clinical reasoning, and problem-solving abilities.

    The Ursuline College PA Program consists of six continuous semesters of graduate level training. There are 61 semester credit hours offered in the didactic (pre-clinical) learning phase, and 39 semester credit hours offered in the clinical residency learning phase, for a total of 100 semester credit hours.

    Please see the Physician Assistant Student Handbook for more information on grading policies.