Le Moyne's physician assistant studies program is where care meets compassion. Students benefit from a strong curriculum during the first year, known as the didactic year, and outstanding clinical experiences during the second year.
Didactic year: The didactic curriculum reflects the overarching philosophy of the entire program, is the bio-psycho-social approach to patient care. Case review and analysis sharpens clinical skills in a safe learning environment. Lectures, seminars, and discussion groups are blended with laboratory exercises and “hands-on” physical examination skills, to round out the first year experience.
Le Moyne is one of only a handful of PA Programs that also presents Medical Humanities Courses as an integral part of training. In conjunction with Evidence-Based Medicine skill acquisition, self-directed learning and resource utilization, the Le Moyne graduate learns to care for the whole person. Community Service Learning moves the student from the classroom to the neighborhoods, to facilitate an even greater, deeper understanding of the human condition in the “real world.”
Multiple sites are utilized and multiple specialties are represented. Each rotation examines the concepts of “health and wellness” in various settings, and in ways uniquely sensitive to the prevailing cultural climate.
The clinical curriculum is comprised of eight rotations: internal medicine and adult primary care; pediatrics; geriatrics; women’s health; surgery; emergency medicine; behavioral health; and the surgical/medical subspecialty electives.
The 12-month clinical curriculum is comprised of eight rotations that include experiences in: internal medicine and adult primary care, pediatrics, geriatrics, women's health care, surgery,emergency medicine, behavioral medicine, surgical and medical subspecialty electives, outpatient setting, inpatient setting, and long-term care setting.
Our program prepares students to become life-long learners, and helps promote a more just society.