The Drury University Physician Assistant Program offers an innovative curriculum resulting in an MS-PAS degree after completing 115 graduate credits in 27 consecutive months. The program is divided into three phases:
The DUPAP curriculum is sequential in delivery and must be successfully completed before moving to the next phase of the program. The DUPAP curriculum was created considering ARC-PA standards, NCCPA Blueprint guidelines, and DUPAP competencies and outcomes.
Total Credits: 73
Total Program Credits: 115
Clinical and Technical Skills
The Drury University Physician Assistant Program assumes responsibility for the recruitment of clinical sites and preceptors in sufficient numbers for the program-mandated supervised clinical practice experience (SCPE). Students are not required to provide or solicit preceptors or clinical sites for the program-mandated clinical experiential learning component of the program.
Students may voluntarily submit the name(s) of potential preceptors and/or clinical sites not already affiliated with the PA program; however, the potential preceptors and/or clinical sites must agree to host future students from the Drury University PA Program. There is no direct or implied guarantee on the part of the program that the student will be assigned a rotation with any requested preceptor or clinical site, including those already affiliated with the program. It is ultimately the responsibility of the director of clinical education and the program director to judge whether the preceptor and clinical site are deemed appropriate for use in Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences.