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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 STUDY Credit Hours
HPPA 5191 Professional Development 1 hour
HPPA 5306 Pharmacology I 3 hours
HPPA 5301 Clinical Laboratory 3 hours
HPPA 5406 Physiology 4 hours
HPPA 5501 Human Anatomy 5 hours
Total 16 hours
FALL SEMESTER - YEAR 1
DIDACTIC STUDY Credit Hours
HPPA 5392 Professional Development II 3 hours
HPPA 5502 Physical Examination 5 hours
HPPA 5308 Neuroscience 3 hours
HPPA 6306 Medical Psychology 3 hours
HPPA 5307 Pharmacology II 3 hours
HPPA 5302 Pathology 3 hours
Total 20 hours
SPRING SEMESTER - YEAR 1
DIDACTIC STUDY Credit Hours
HPPA 5193 Professional Development III 1 hour
HPPA 5309 Pediatrics 3 hours
HPPA 5411 Cardiology 4 hours
HPPA 5403 Clinical Medicine I 4 hours
HPPA 5304 Clinical Medicine II 3 hours
HPPA 5412 Clinical Medicine III 4 hours
HPPA 5313 Clinical Medicine IV 3 hours
Total 22 hours
SUMMER SEMESTER - YEAR 2
DIDACTIC STUDY Credit Hours
HPPA 5194 Professional Development IV 1 hour
HPPA 6302 Cultural Competency 3 hours
HPPA 6301 Clinical Medicine VI 3 hours
HPPA 6501 Clinical Medicine V 5 hours
HPPA 5310 Medical Interviewing 3 hours
Total 15 hours
FALL, SPRING, SUMMER SEMESTERS - YEAR 2 & 3
CLINICAL STUDY Hours/Weeks
HPPA 6601 Family Medicine Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6602 Internal Medicine Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6603 Prenatal Care & Gynecology Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6604 Pediatric Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6605 Emergency Medicine Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6606 Selective Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6607 Psychiatry Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6608 Surgery Clerkship 6/6
Total 48/48
THROUGHOUT THE CLERKSHIP YEAR
Project Credit Hours
HPPA 6404 Master Project Track 4 hours
Total Program Hours 125 hours

 

Accommodations and Disabilities

It is the policy of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions 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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