All didactic courses must be completed in the sequence listed. Clinical rotation courses will be completed in the order assigned to the individual PA student by the program.

Individual course requirements and deadlines for assignments are included on the course syllabus available on Blackboard for the enrolled PA student.

This is a graduate program consisting of 112 semester hours. The program is delivered over 24 months leading to the conferment of the degree: Master of Medical Science-Physician Assistant (MMS-PA).

PA cohorts matriculate one time per year in the spring term. The curriculum below applies to the 2014- 2015 academic year for students matriculating in the Spring 2015 term. Students who matriculated in January 2014 should refer to the 2013-2014 Catalog for their degree requirements.

The Professional Curriculum

The schedule of a physician assistant student is rigorous. Because of the time required for attending lectures, laboratories and clinical assignments, plus the time necessary for study and practice, students are encouraged to minimize outside work commitments during the time they are enrolled in the program.

The following is a summary of the required courses included in the Master of Medical Science- Physician Assistant professional curriculum. Required courses are offered annually in the terms indicated. The courses offered during year 1- didactic year must be completed in sequence and are only offered in the terms indicated.

Credit hours determined by the following:

  • 15 Lecture Hours = 1 Credit Hour
  • 45 Lab Hours = 1 Credit Hour

Contact Us

Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program

66 North Pauline, Ste. 116
Memphis TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-8000