Clinical Year

Clinical Year Curriculum

Important Announcement for Applicants for the 2015-2016 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.


Required Primary Care Clinical Rotations (5 weeks each, total of 49 credits)
Includes all of the following:

  • Emergency Medicine (7)
  • General Surgery (7)
  • Inpatient Medicine (7)
  • Pediatrics (7)
  • Primary Care I (7)
  • Primary Care II (7)
  • Primary Care III (7)
Elective/Selective Rotations (5 weeks, 14 credits) - Determined by student interests, needs and availability.  Abbreviated list of disciplines; many more available:

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Endocrinology
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry

Additional Required Clinical Year Courses: