- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
|Spring Semester I||Course Name||Course #||Credit Hours|
|Spring I||Health Care Delivery in the 21st Century||PAS 620||3.0|
|Spring||Principles of Human Physiology||PGY 412G||4.0|
|Spring I||Regional Human Anatomy||ANA 611||5.0|
|Spring I||Intro. to the PA Profession||PAS 651||2.0|
|Summer Semester I||Course Name||Course #||Credit Hours|
|Summer I (4-week)||Research Methods & Epidemiology in PA Studies||PAS 610||3.0|
|Summer I (8-week)||Health Promotion and Disease Prevention||PAS 678||2.0|
|Summer I (8-week)||Intro to Health and Disease||PAS 653||3.0|
|Fall Semester I||Course Name||Course #||Credit Hours|
|Fall I||Clinical Lecture Series I||PAS 654||4.0|
|Fall I||Pharmacology||PAS 672||3.0|
|Fall I||Clinical Methods||PAS 650||4.0|
|Fall I||Psychosocial Factors in Primary Care||PAS 655||3.0|
|Fall I||Masters Project I||PAS 645||1.0|
|Spring Semester II||Course Name||Course #||Credit Hours|
|Spring II||Clinical Lecture Series II||PAS 658||4.0|
|Spring II||Patient Evaluation and Management||PAS 656||4.0|
|Spring II||Pharmacology II||PAS 673||3.0|
|Spring II||Clinical Lab Procedures||PAS 657||3.0|
|Spring II||Masters Project II||PAS 646||2.0|
|Summer Semester II||Course Name||Course #||Credit Hours|
|Summer II (4-week)||Survey of Geriatric Medicine||PAS 640||3.0|
|Summer II (4-week)||Nutrition for Health Professions||CNU 503||1.0|
|Didactic total||57.0 credit hours|
|Spring I||14.0 hours|
|Summer I||8.0 hours|
|Fall I||15.0 hours|
|Spring II||16.0 hours|
|Summer II||4.0 hours|
|Clinical Rotation Year*||Course Name||Course #||Credit Hours|
|Family Medicine (8 week)||PAS 660||6.0|
|Internal Medicine (8 week)||PAS 669||6.0|
|Pediatrics (4 week)||PAS 661||3.0|
|Psychiatry (4 week)||PAS 671||3.0|
|Woman's Health (4 week)||PAS 662||3.0|
|Emergency Medicine (4 week)||PAS 670||3.0|
|Surgery (4 week)||PAS 663||3.0|
|Elective (12 week)||PAS 665||9.0|
|Seminar in PA Studies (4 week)||PAS 680||2.0|
These courses and the Semester in which they occur are subject to change.
Clinical total: 38.0 credit hours
Curriculum Total: 95.0 credit hours
Courses are graded on a 4.0 letter grade scale.
Covid-19 Vaccine Protocol
COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but not currently mandated at the University of Kentucky. However, many of our clinical partners and off-campus course activities are in facilities that require healthcare providers, including PAS students, to be vaccinated. At present, some clinical sites, including UK Healthcare accept vaccination exceptions for university-approved medical or religious reasons, but some do not. Thus, without being vaccinated, we cannot assure you will be able to fulfill the clinical requirements for graduation. Although we strive to work with our clinical partners to accommodate every student, this is challenging as guidelines change. If you do not meet a clinical site's vaccine requirements this may impact progression to timely graduation and the department cannot guarantee clinical placement. As an accepted student, if you choose to not be vaccinated, you will be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing, as currently mandated by the University. Further, by accepting admission into our program, you are agreeing to comply with any future mandates set forth by the University of Kentucky.
*Students are not required to provide or solicit clinical sites or preceptors. The program coordinates sites and preceptors with the Area Health Education Center (AHEC). All clinical sites and preceptors go through a formal review and approval process.
The official version of this material is updated every July and available at the UK Graduate School site in the Graduate Bulletin.
The Morehead campus and curriculum tracks are under the administration of the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program.
Students complete the curriculum at their established campus in which they applied and/or are accepted.