Academic Year

Academic Curriculum for 2014-2015

Important Announcement for Applicants for the 2014-2015 Cycle

In June 2014, the OHSU PA Program moved to a new building overlooking the Willamette River in Portland.  The Collaborative Life Sciences Building has been designed to enhance opportunities for students at OHSU, across all professions, to learn and work together.  There is much excitement about the potential the new building offers and currently the PA Program, along with the School of Medicine and other programs on campus, are considering curricular changes that will optimize the inter-professional benefits of the new building.

The OHSU PA Program website currently reflects the curriculum in place for the class which entered in June 2014.  Based on the overwhelming success of the program over the years, major changes in the curriculum are not anticipated but revisions are being considered and the website will be updated as those changes become more clearly defined.


SUMMER QUARTER A and B (Total 23) 
  • Physical Diagnosis (4)
  • Physical Diagnosis Lab (2)
  • Principles of Professional Practice I (3)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine (3)
  • Introduction to Medical Genetics (1)
  • Introduction to Pathophysiology/Mechanisms of Disease (3)
  • Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics (2)
  • Foundations of Clinical Anatomy (5)

  • Allergy, Immunity and Infection (5)
  • Skin, Muscle and Bone (5)
  • Blood, Cancer and Palliation (5)
  • Clinical Medicine Tutorials I (3)
  • Principles of Professional Practice II (2)
  • Clinical Practicum I (1)

  • Heart, Lung and Kidney (6)
  • Gut and Metabolism (3)
  • Hormonal Regulation and Reproduction (5)
  • Clinical Medicine Medicine Tutorials II (3)
  • Principles of Professional Practice III (3)
  • Clinical Practicum II (1)
  • Electrocardiography (1)

  • Infants and Elders (4)
  • Brain and Behavior (6)
  • Emergent and Surgical Medicine (4)
  • Clinical Medicine Tutorials III (3)
  • Principles of Professional Practice IV (2)
  • Clinical Practicum III (1)
  • Applied Clinical Skills (2)
  • Foundations of Patient Safety and Interprofessional Practice (1)