The Northwestern University PA Program curriculum consists of 108 credit hours of coursework culminating in a Master of Medical Science degree. There are 23 required courses in the first year of the program. During the second year, students must complete 7 core clinical rotations and 4 elective clinical rotations, as well as the Master’s Project course.
Learn more about our program structure, courses, methodologies and facilities via the links below.
Get a full review of the knowledge, skills and attitude competencies required to succeed in our program.
The curriculum for the PA Program is broken into a didactic year and a clinical year; learn more.
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- Problem-Based Learning
We take a problem-based learning approach in both our lectures and small groups.
- Clinical Rotations
Students will complete rotations at these Chicago-area sites throughout their clinical year.
- Facilities & Resources
Explore the resources that complement students' classroom instruction and case-based learning.