Full Physician Assistant Profile
The entry-level physician assistant program at NSU, leading to a Master of Medical Science (MMS) degree, is a fully integrated program encompassing basic science, clinical, and professional work. The course of study in the 15 month didactic/academic phase includes a curriculum that builds on student knowledge of the basic sciences, introduces clinical medicine and fosters the development of the critical thinking process. The second year consists of clinical rotations in hospitals, private practices, and other patient care areas over the remaining 12 months of the program. Some electives may be available for choice by the student. The following areas of concentration are required in this education phase: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Family Medicine. Students also complete one selective rotation in orthopedics, dermatology or prenatal care/gynecology.