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Physician Assistant

Curriculum

The professional curriculum of the TTUHSC PA Program consists of 125 semester equivalent hours of academic and clinical education. The PA student must be prepared for long hours of study and clinical training; therefore, holding a job while in the program is discouraged. The student should be ready for travel by personal vehicle. Since many clinical rotation sites are away from the Midland-Odessa area, all students must expect to be assigned to these away sites and should anticipate the need to find housing in these areas during the clinical portion of the program.

SUMMER SEMESTER - YEAR 1
DIDACTIC STUDYCredit Hours
AHPA 5101 Introduction to PA Profession 1 hour
AHPA 5306 Pharmacology I 3 hours
AHPA 5301 Clinical Laboratory 3 hours
AHPA 5406 Physiology 4 hours
AHPA 5501 Anatomy 5 hours
AHPA 5201 Medical Ethics 2 hours
Total 18 hours
FALL SEMESTER - YEAR 1
DIDACTIC STUDYCredit Hours
AHPA 5502 Physical Examination 5 hours
AHPA 5308 Neuroscience 3 hours
AHPA 6306 Medical Psychology 3 hours
AHPA 5307 Pharmacology II 3 hours
AHPA 5302 Pathology 3 hours
Total 17 hours
SPRING SEMESTER -YEAR 1
DIDACTIC STUDYCredit Hours
AHPA 5309 Pediatrics 3 hours
AHPA 5411 Cardiology 4 hours
AHPA 5403 Clinical Medicine I 4 hours
AHPA 5304 Clinical Medicine II 3 hours
AHPA 5412 Clinical Medicine III 4 hours
AHPA 5313 Clinical Medicine IV 3 hours
Total 21 hours
SUMMER SEMESTER - YEAR 2
DIDACTIC STUDYCredit Hours
AHPA 6302 Medical Spanish 3 hours
AHPA 6301 Clinical Medicine VI 3 hours
AHPA 6501 Clinical Medicine V 5 hours
AHPA 5310 Medical Interviewing 3 hours
AHPA 6304 Healthcare Management 3 hours
Total 17 hours
FALL, SPRING, SUMMER SEMESTERS - YEAR 2 & 3
CLINICAL STUDYHours/Weeks
AHPA 6601 Family Medicine Clerkship 6/6
AHPA 6602 Internal Medicine Clerkship 6/6
AHPA 6603 Prenatal Care & Gynecology Clerkship 6/6
AHPA 6604 Pediatric Clerkship 6/6
AHPA 6605 Emergency Medicine Clerkship 6/6
AHPA 6606 Selective Clerkship 6/6
AHPA 6607 Psychiatry Clerkship 6/6
AHPA 6608 Surgery Clerkship 6/6
Total 48/48
THROUGHOUT THE CLERKSHIP YEAR
ProjectCredit Hours
AHPA 6404 Master Project 4 hours
Total Program Hours 125 hours

 

Accommodations and Disabilities

It is the policy of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health to conduct educational programs in a place and manner accessible to individuals with disabilities and to make reasonable modifications and accommodations necessary to achieve this purpose. Persons with disabilities in need of special assistance should notify the course instructor or contact the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Office of Student Services at (806) 743-2300 for information and assistance.

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