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Clinical Year Curriculum 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 2013.  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 42 credits)
Includes all of the following:

  • Community Medicine (7)
  • Pediatrics (7)
  • Women's Health (7)
  • Inpatient Medicine (7)
  • Emergency Medicine (7)
  • General Surgery (7)
Elective Rotations (7 credits each, total of 14 credits) - Determined by student interests, needs and availability.  Choice of 2 electives (5 weeks each) in the following disciplines:
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Endocrinology
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry

Primary Care Preceptorship (10 weeks, total of 14 credits)

Additional Required Clinical Year Courses: