Program Year One, Didactic Year: January 2020–December 2020

Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters
Spring Semester: 18 credits
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PAS 501 Professional Development I 1
PAS 505 The Science of Medicine 2
PAS 511 Patient Assessment/Counseling I   2
PAS 515 Anatomy & Physiology I 5
PAS 521 Clinical Medicine I 5
PAS 531 Diagnostic Methods I 1
PAS 541 Pharmacology I 2
Summer Semester: 21 credits
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PAS 502 PA Professional Development II 1
PAS 512 Patient Assessment/Counseling II   2
PAS 516 Anatomy and Physiology II 2
PAS 522 Clinical Medicine II 5
PAS 524 Clinical Medicine III 5
PAS 525 Evidence Based Medicine I 2
PAS 532 Diagnostic Methods II 2
PAS 542 Pharmacology II 2
Fall Semester: 20 credits
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PAS 503 PA Professional Development III 1
PAS 513 Patient Assessment/Counseling III  2
PAS 517 Anatomy & Physiology III 2
PAS 526 Clinical Medicine IV 5
PAS 527 Clinical Medicine V 5
PAS 533 Diagnostic Methods III 2
PAS 543 Pharmacology III 2
PAS 560 Medical Spanish 1

Total credits for Year One (Didactic Year) = 59 credit hours

Program Year Two, Clinical Year: January 2021–December 2021

Note: The order of clinical rotations will vary among students

Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PAS 600 Bridge Course 2
PAS 610 Emergency Medicine 4
PAS 615 Internal Medicine 4
PAS 620 OB/GYN 4
PAS 625 Pediatrics 4
PAS 630 Family Medicine 4
PAS 635 Behavioral Medicine 4
PAS 640 General Surgery 4
PAS 645 Primary Care Selective  4
PAS 650 Elective #1 4
PAS 655 Elective #2 4
PAS 660 Senior Seminar 2
PAS 665 Evidence Based Medicine II  1
PAS 666 Evidence Based Medicine III  1
PAS 667 Evidence Based Medicine IV  1

Total credits for Year Two (Clinical Year) = 47 credit hours

Total credits for the Physician Assistant Studies Program = 106 credit hours

Curriculum Map (pdf)

PA Curriculum Flyer (pdf)

Accreditation Statement

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Dominican University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Dominican University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.