Program Goals and Curriculum
Creighton’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies program prepares individuals to become successful physician assistants who are dedicated to exemplary patient care.
To earn this master’s degree, you will complete a 28-month, two-phase curriculum designed in the medical model.
Phase I: Didactic
The didactic phase of study will include 12 months of integrated, systems-based instruction designed to develop the student’s pre-clinical knowledge base, clinical skills, critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills. Students will apply a biopsychosocial approach to learning patient care with a focus on integrating medical knowledge, clinical problem solving, reflection and communication skills.
Phase II: Clinical
The 16-month clinical phase will allow students to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills gained in Phase I in the clinical setting. Students will complete required clinical clerkships in the areas of:
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Women’s Health
Additional elective rotations give learners an opportunity to tailor their education to their personal needs and interests. Creighton University PA students will have the opportunity to take advantage of the Creighton University clinical network, including locations in Omaha and Phoenix, drawing on Creighton’s partnership with Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Valleywise Health.