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Program Highlights

The PA Program will be 28 months in duration.

The initial 15 months will consist of didactic training in the basic and clinical sciences on the OCU campus.

The subsequent 12 months will consist of required and elective clinical rotations throughout Oklahoma in the following areas:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's Health
  • Behavioral Health
  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medicine/Surgical Electives

The final month will consist of a preceptorship in a practice arranged by the student and a summative evaluation process to ready students for entry into the profession.

  • Fully Integrated System-Based Didactic Curriculum
  • Charitable Clinic Experience with emphasis on service and leadership
  • Emphasis on the Medical Humanities
  • Business courses- Medical Practice Operations
  • Small Campus and Faculty Student ratios
  • Frequent Feedback & Faculty Advisement

The Physician Assistant program also offers and pays for the following for all accepted students:

  • Textbooks
  • Standardized tests evaluating your progress
  • ACLS, BLS, PALS certifications
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound
  • 22-24 Simulated patient encounters in Didactic training
  • Cadaver Procedure lab- Capstone
  • PANCE Boards Review Course
  • PANCE Practice Exams

  • Full cadaver dissection anatomy lab
  • Charitable Clinic experience
  • 7 required clinical rotations, 5 elective rotations, and 1 final preceptorship
    • Required: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Behavioral Health, and Surgery
    • Elective Rotation Options: Underserved, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Urology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Neurosurgery, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Addiction Medicine, Urgent Care
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