Course Schedule

Didatic first year

Fall semester

  • MDSC 6110: The Diagnostic Process I, two credits
  • MDSC 6210: Medical Pathophysiology I, one credit
  • MDSC 6310: Integrated Medicine I, two credits
  • MDSC 6320: Integrated Medicine II, two credits
  • MDSC 6330: Integrated Medicine III, two credits
  • MDSC 6410:  Procedures & Diagnostic Testing I, one credit
  • MDSC 6510: Health Promotion and Patient Counseling I, one credit
  • MDSC 6560: Professional Issues I, one credit
  • MDSC 6610: Pharmacotherapeutics I, two credits
  • MDSC 6710: Advanced Anatomy I, two credits
  • MDSC 6800: Research Concepts for Physician Assistants, one credit
  • Total semester credits: 17

Spring semester

  • MDSC 6120: The Diagnostic Process II, two credits
  • MDSC 6220: Medical Pathophysiology II, one credit
  • MDSC 6340: Integrated Medicine IV, two credits
  • MDSC 6350: Integrated Medicine V, two credits
  • MDSC 6360: Integrated Medicine VI, two credits
  • MDSC 6420:  Procedures & Diagnostic Testing II, one credit
  • MDSC 6520: Health Promotion and Patient Counseling II, one credit
  • MDSC 6550: Professional Issues II, one credit
  • MDSC 6620: Pharmacotherapeutics II, two credits
  • MDSC 6720: Advanced Anatomy II, two credits
  • MDSC 6800: Research Concepts for Physician Assistants, one credit
  • Total semester credits: 17

Summer I and summer II sessions

  • MDSC 6130: The Diagnostic Process III, one credit
  • MDSC 6230: Medical Pathophysiology III, one credit
  • MDSC 6370: Integrated Medicine VII, two credits
  • MDSC 6380: Integrated Medicine VIII, two credits
  • MDSC 6390: Integrated Medicine IX, two credits
  • MDSC 6430:  Procedures & Diagnostic Testing III, one credit
  • MDSC 6530: Health Promotion and Patient Counseling III, one credit
  • MDSC 6630: Pharmacotherapeutics III, two credits
  • MDSC 6730: Advanced Anatomy III, one credit
  • MDSC 6800: Research Concepts for Physician Assistants, one credit
  • Total semester credits: 14

Total first-year credits: 48

Clinical second year

  • MDSC 6810: Women's Health (rotation), four credits
  • MDSC 6820: Pediatrics (rotation), four credits
  • MDSC 6830: Surgery (rotation), four credits
  • MDSC 6840: Psychiatry (rotation), four credits
  • MDSC 6850: Emergency Medicine (rotation), four credits
  • MDSC 6860: Family Medicine (rotation), eight credits
  • MDSC 6870: Internal Medicine (rotation), eight credits
  • MDSC 7100: Research Project/Professional Experience, eight credits
  • MDSC 6910: Clinical Practice I (seminar), one credit
  • MDSC 6920: Clinical Practice II (seminar), one credit
  • MDSC 6930: Clinical Practice III (seminar), one credit

Total clinical second-year credits: 47

Total program credits: 95

Graduation requirements

  • Completion of all program courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Fulfillment of all Western Michigan University requirements for graduation.