Year One: Didactic Phase
The year-long rigorous didactic phase of training provides students with a strong foundation in medical knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes required to practice medicine. It consists of an integrated medical curriculum. Courses are taught using a systems-based approach that eliminates compartmentalized knowledge and helps students achieve clinical acumen by creating meaningful application between biomedical science, clinical science, pharmacotherapy, and professional practice. Content synthesis is further enhanced by integrating a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, labs, problem-, team-, and inquiry-based learning, simulation, interprofessional activities, evidence-based practice, and community engagement.
We do not accept previous professional level coursework or experience for advanced placement within the PA program.