The physician associate studies program offers an amazing didactic experience, using modular learning concentration built around organ systems, which is offered within our new state-of-the-art clinical health science and wellness building.
Our Physician Associates Program curriculum prepares you for a career as a healthcare professional.
|PAS 601 Introduction to Healthcare Professions (Physician Associate)||1|
|PAS 602 Patient Engagement and Documentation||2|
|PAS 603 Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Research||3|
|PAS 611 Pharmacology||2|
|PAS 612 Introduction to the Human Body and Pathophysiology of Disease||4|
|PAS 616 Human Body and Pathophysiology of Disease Lab||3|
|PAS 613 Preventative Medicine and Nutrition||2|
|PAS 622 Dermatology (CMM)||2|
|PAS 623 Immunology and Infectious Disease (CMM)||3|
|Total Credit Hours||22|
|PAS 604 Clinical Bioethics and Professional Conduct||1|
|PAS 614 Introduction to Clinical Point of Care Ultrasound||2|
|PAS 624 Hematology and Oncology (CMM)||3|
|PAS 625 Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Dentition (CMM)||3|
|PAS 626 Cardiovascular Medicine (CMM)||9|
|PAS 627 Endocrinology (CMM)||3|
|Total Credit Hours||21|
|PAS 628 Genitourinary/Nephrology (CMM)||3|
|PAS 629 Pulmonology (CMM)||4|
|PAS 631 Gastroenterology (CMM)||5|
|PAS 632 Musculoskeletal System and Rheumatologic Disease (CMM)||6|
|PAS 633 Neurology (CMM)||4|
|Total Credit Hours||22|
|PAS 621 Behavioral Health||3|
|PAS 641 Women’s Health||3|
|PAS 642 Medical Emergencies and Trauma||4|
|PAS 643 Pediatrics||3|
|PAS 644 General Surgical Management||1|
|PAS 645 Geriatric Patients||1|
|PAS 651 Integrated Healthcare Systems: Law, Policy, And The Professional||2|
|Total Credit Hours||17|
|PAS 652 Professional Development I||1|
|PAS 682 Clinical Medicine Rotation: Structured General Medicine||1|
|PAS 681 Clinical Medicine Rotation: Family Practice||3|
|PAS 683 Clinical Medicine Rotation: Internal Medicine||3|
|PAS 685 Clinical Medicine Rotation: Emergency Medicine||3|
|Total Credit Hours||11|
|PAS 662 Professional Development Seminar II||1|
|PAS 686 Clinical Medicine Rotation: Structured Emergency Medicine||1|
|PAS 687 Clinical Medicine Rotation: Obstetrics & Gynecology||3|
|PAS 688 Clinical Medicine Rotation: Pediatrics||3|
|PAS 693 Elective Clinical Medicine Rotation||1|
|Total Credit Hours||9|
|PAS 672 Professional Development Seminar III||1|
|PAS 673 Clinical Point of Care Ultrasound II||1|
|PAS 695 Capstone Graduate Project||1|
|PAS 689 Clinical Medicine Rotation: General Surgery||3|
|PAS 691 Clinical Medicine Rotation: Behavioral Health||3|
|PAS 692 Clinical Medicine Rotation: Orthopedics||3|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Total Program Credit Hours (A3.12e): 114
*The following courses are structured electives. Students will integrate themselves into medical practice rotations that complement understanding in the prospective fields. Please note that students are prohibited from contacting and making any contractual/training arrangements for their own clinical placements. It is the responsibility of Miami University PA Program to identify and schedule sites used for the Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences. (A3.03)
Elements Beyond Academics
Technical standards are those standards that refer to the holistic physical, cognitive and behavioral abilities required for satisfactory completion of the curriculum. These will differ from those identified as exclusively academic, possessing components that are considered: physical (motor/sensory), communicative, intellectual, behavioral, and social.
Such technical standards are considered within the program, in each course, preparing students for student learning outcomes, framed within the professional competencies (A.3.13g).
Students must be able to acquire information in all didactic and clinical settings through a variety of sources to include, but not limited to oral presentation, written material, visual media, and live presentations/demonstrations.
Students must possess the function of visual, tactile, auditory senses in order to perform necessary skills for physical examination.
- Full range of motion including capabilities, including: patient movement, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. (Ex. Perform fine and gross motor skills with both hands, including CPR)
- Frequent, prolonged patient interactions and essential activities that include: standing and walking for prolonged periods (ex. surgical services, inpatient medicine)
- Classrooms and laboratory experiences may require prolonged sitting - Corrected or normal visual and/or hearing acuity
- Working effectively in physically and mentally stressful situations, within long and irregular hours
Students MUST be able to communicate, professionally and effectively. While various methods of communication (written and verbal) are required by the clinician to accomplish this, the fundamental expectations of courtesy and effectiveness are applied equally.
While nuances exist within healthcare, graduate-level work requires the use of proper terminology, language, and vocabulary as well as appropriate spelling.
Proper communication is essential to communicate patient evaluations, findings, and conclusions. Additionally, students must communicate in a professional manner to all patients and their families, peers, and other members of a healthcare team.
Students must demonstrate psychological and emotional stability at a level necessary to deliver sound patient care in all settings and to interact with the interdisciplinary healthcare teams. The students must be able to tolerate physical, emotional, and intellectual stress during the educational period while responding appropriately and professionally and tolerate the physically taxing workloads commensurate with clinical work.
*Students should also expect that they will perform physical examinations on each other during the program. Additionally, they are expected to perform sensitive male and female genital exams on guided learners during the didactic year and assess patients of all ages, sex, gender during their clinical rotation experiences (Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences, i.e. SCPE's).
Physician Associate Studies
Miami University’s Physician Associate program is designed to develop generalist, family medicine clinicians who can provide service to predominantly rural, underserved communities. It is housed in the brand-new, state-of-the-art Clinical Health Science and Wellness Center on the Oxford campus.
2101 Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness Building
421 S. Campus Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056