Physician Assistant Studies

John Leggott, M.D., Program Director
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
MSC09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 272-9678
Web site: http://fcm.unm.edu/physician_assistant_program/index.html
email: paprogram@salud.unm.edu

For more information about the PA profession and programs contact:

American Academy of Physician Assistants
950 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1552
Phone: (703) 836-2272
FAX: (703) 684-1924
Web site: http://www.aapa.org

New Mexico Academy of Physician Assistants
Web site: http://www.nmapa.com

For information on financial aid contact:
The Office of Student Financial Aid
Allied Health Financial Aid Coordinator
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-2081
(505) 272-8008


The Physician Assistant Profession

Physician Assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. After graduating from an accredited physician assistant educational program, physician assistants are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Within the physician/PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The clinical role of physician assistants includes primary and specialty care in medical and surgical practice settings in rural and urban areas. Physician Assistants practice patient-centered care, which may include educational, research and administrative activities.


Associated Programs

Graduate Program



Courses

PAST 501. Foundations of Medical Science I- Population Health. (1)



PAST 502. Foundations of Medical Science I- Foundations of Research Methodology. (1)



PAST 510. Foundations of Medical Science I- Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine I. (2)



PAST 513. Foundations of Medical Science II- Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine II. (1)



PAST 514. Foundations of Medical Science III- Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine III. (1)



PAST 515. Foundations of Medical Science I- Adult and Geriatric Medicine I. (2)



PAST 518. Foundations of Medical Science II- Adult and Geriatric Medicine II. (1)



PAST 519. Foundations of Medical Science III- Adult and Geriatric Medicine III. (1)



PAST 520. Foundations of Medical Science I- Pharmacology I. (2)



PAST 523. Foundations of Medical Science II- Pharmacology II. (1)



PAST 524. Foundations of Medical Science III- Pharmacology III. (1)



PAST 525. Foundations of Medical Science IV- Emergency Medicine. (2)



PAST 527. Foundations of Medical Science IV- Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine IV. (1 [2])



PAST 529. Foundations of Medical Science IV- Adult and Geriatric Medicine IV. (1 [2])



PAST 530. Foundations of Medical Science I- Clinical Skills I. (2)



PAST 531. Foundations of Medical Science II- Clinical Skills II. (1)



PAST 532. Foundations of Medical Science III- Clinical Skills III. (1)



PAST 533. Foundations of Medical Science IV- Pharmacology IV. (1 [2])



PAST 535. Clinical Seminar I. (1)



PAST 536. Clinical Seminar II. (1)



PAST 537. Clinical Seminar III. (1)



PAST 540. Introduction to Clinical Medicine I- Dermatology. (2)



PAST 541. Introduction to Clinical Medicine I- Orthopedics. (2)



PAST 542. Introduction to Clinical Medicine I- Human Structure, Function and Development. (4)



PAST 543. Introduction to Clinical Medicine I- Mechanisms of Disease Genetics and Neoplasia. (2)



PAST 545. Introduction to Clinical Medicine II- Neurosciences. (4)



PAST 546. Introduction to Clinical Medicine I Mechanisms of Disease - Immunology. (2)



PAST 547. Introduction to Clinical Medicine II- CV-Pulmonary-Renal. (4)



PAST 548. Introduction to Clinical Medicine III Mechanisms of Disease - Infectious Disease. (3)



PAST 549. Introduction to Clinical Medicine III Human Sexuality and Reproduction. (2)



PAST 550. Introduction to Clinical Medicine III- GI-Nutrition-Metabolism. (4)



PAST 551. Introduction to Clinical Medicine III Endocrinology. (2)



PAST 560. Clerkship Family Practice. (3)



PAST 561. Clerkship Women's Health and Prenatal Care. (3)



PAST 562. Clerkship Pediatrics. (3)



PAST 563. Clerkship Behavioral Medicine-Psychiatry. (3)



PAST 564. Clerkship Emergency Medicine. (3)



PAST 565. Clerkship General Internal Medicine. (3)



PAST 566. Clerkship Elective. (1)



PAST 568. Clerkship Surgery. (3)



PAST 575. Clerkship Primary Care. (5)



PAST 600. Program to Practice. (2)



PAST 610. Independent Study. (1-14, may be repeated once Δ)



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