Physician Assistant Studies

Laura Wylie, MPAS, PA-C, 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) 272-9864
Web site: http://fcm.unm.edu/education/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 nationally-certified and state-licensed medical professionals who practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers. After graduating from an accredited physician assistant educational program, physician assistants are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). 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. (3)



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



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



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)



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. Musculoskeletal Connective Tissue (MSCT). (4)



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



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



PAST 548. Introduction to Clinical Medicine III Mechanisms of Disease - Infectious Disease. (4)



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



PAST 550. GI-Nutrition-Metabolism-Endocrinology (GINME). (4)



PAST 560. Supervised Clinical Practice Experience Family Medicine. (3)



PAST 561. Supervised Clinical Practice Experience Women's Health and Prenatal Care. (3)



PAST 562. Supervised Clinical Practice Experience Pediatrics. (3)



PAST 563. Supervised Clinical Practice Experience Behavioral Medicine - Psychiatry. (3)



PAST 564. Supervised Clinical Practice Experience Emergency Medicine. (3)



PAST 565. Supervised Clinical Practice Experience General Internal Medicine. (3)



PAST 566. Supervised Clinical Practice Experience Elective. (1)



PAST 568. Supervised Clinical Practice Experience General Surgery. (3)



PAST 570. Foundations of Medical Science. (4)



PAST 575. Supervised Clinical Practice Experience Primary Care. (5)



PAST 600. Program to Practice. (2)



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



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