Physician Associate Studies - Master of Medical Science

Miami University has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Miami University anticipates matriculating its first class in May of 2023, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2022 ARC-PA meeting. 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.

The Master of Medical Science degree, Physician Associate Studies, provides academic and clinical instruction necessary to become a healthcare clinician, leader, and researcher, capable of performing within a range of specialties in a dynamic healthcare industry. The degree prepares students to sit for the board examination of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and to seek state licensure as a physician assistant. This is a full-time program that can be completed in 27 months.

Program Requirements

PAS 601Introduction to the Healthcare Professions (Physician Associate)1
PAS 602Patient Engagement and Documentation2
PAS 603Evidence Based Medicine and Clinical Research3
PAS 604Clinical Bioethics and Professional Conduct1
PAS 611Pharmacology2
PAS 612Introduction to the Human Body and Pathophysiology of Disease--Lecture7
PAS 613Preventive Medicine and Nutrition2
PAS 614Introduction to Clinical Point-of-Care Ultrasound I2
PAS 621Behavioral Health3
PAS 622Dermatology2
PAS 623Immunology and Infectious Disease3
PAS 624Hematology and Oncology3
PAS 625Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Dentition3
PAS 626Cardiovascular Medicine9
PAS 627Endocrinology3
PAS 628Genitourinary/Nephrology3
PAS 629Pulmonology4
PAS 631Gastroenterology5
PAS 632Musculoskeletal System and Rheumatologic Diseases6
PAS 633Neurology4
PAS 641Women's Health3
PAS 642Medical Emergencies and Trauma4
PAS 643Pediatrics3
PAS 644General Surgical Management1
PAS 645Geriatric Patients1
PAS 651Integrated Healthcare Systems: Law, Policy, and the Professional2
PAS 652Professional Development Seminar I1
PAS 662Professional Development Seminar II1
PAS 672Professional Development Seminar III1
PAS 673Clinical Point-of-Care Ultrasound II1
PAS 681Clinical Medicine Rotation: Family Practice3
PAS 682Clinical Medicine Rotation: Structured General Medicine1
PAS 683Clinical Medicine Rotation: Internal Medicine3
PAS 685Clinical Medicine Rotation: Emergency Medicine3
PAS 686Clinical Medicine Rotation: Structured Emergency Medicine1
PAS 687Clinical Medicine Rotation: Obstetrics and Gynecology3
PAS 688Clinical Medicine Rotation: Pediatrics3
PAS 689Clinical Medicine Rotation: General Surgery3
PAS 691Clinical Medicine Rotation: Behavioral Health3
PAS 692Clinical Medicine Rotation: Orthopedics3
PAS 693Elective Clinical Medicine Rotation1
PAS 695Capstone Graduate Project1
Total Credit Hours114