The KGI MSPA program strives to deliver a curriculum that is consistent with our mission and provides our students with the tools required to achieve our program learning outcomes and competencies. The program is a full-time, 27-month, year-round graduate program that consists of 124 semester credit hours completed over seven semesters. The program is divided into a 15-month didactic phase and a 12-month clinical phase. 

Didactic Phase

During the didactic phase, students will obtain the medical knowledge, clinical skills, and professional behaviors necessary for successful future clinical practice. Aligned with KGI’s active learning approach, the MSPA program will utilize a variety of engaging instructional methods, including group projects, case-based learning, interprofessional cases, applied clinical experiences, interactive lectures, and laboratory sessions.

Year 1 | Fall | Foundations

Course
Credits
MSPA 5101 – PA Professional Practice I
1.0
MSPA 5111 – Medical Anatomy
4.0
MSPA 5121 – Basic Medical Sciences
4.0
MSPA 5131 – Patient Assessment I
3.0
MSPA 5141 – Clinical and Diagnostic Skills I
2.0
MSPA 5151 – Evidence-based Medicine
3.0
MSPA 5161 – Community Health
2.0
Total Credit Hours
19.0

Year 1 | Spring | Core 1

Course
Credits
MSPA 5102 – PA Professional Practice II
2.0
MSPA 5201 – Clinical Medicine I
6.0
MSPA 5211 – Pharmacotherapeutics I
3.0
MSPA 5132 – Patient Assessment II
3.0
MSPA 5142 – Clinical and Diagnostic Skills II
4.0
MSPA 5221 – Clinical Integration and Application I
2.0
Total Credit Hours
20.0

Year 1 | Summer | Core 2

Course
Credits
MSPA 5103 – PA Professional Practice III
2.0
MSPA 5202 – Clinical Medicine II
6.0
MSPA 5212 – Pharmacotherapeutics II
3.0
MSPA 5133 – Patient Assessment III
3.0
MSPA 5143 – Clinical and Diagnostic Skills III
4.0
MSPA 5222 – Clinical Integration and Application II
2.0
Total Credit Hours
20.0

Year 2 | Fall | Core 3

Course
Credits
MSPA 5104 – PA Professional Practice IV
1.0
MSPA 5203 – Clinical Medicine III
6.0
MSPA 5213 – Pharmacotherapeutics III
3.0
MSPA 5134 – Patient Assessment IV
3.0
MMSPA 5144 – Clinical and Diagnostic Skills IV
3.0
MSPA 5223 – Clinical Integration and Application III
2.0
MSPA 5401 – Fundamentals of Surgery and Emergency Medicine
3.0
Total Credit Hours
21.0

Clinical Phase

The final 12 months of the MSPA program is the clinical phase, which includes a capstone project and eight 6-week clinical rotations in a range of disciplines and healthcare settings. In addition to seven core disciplines, students have the opportunity to select a clinical elective rotation. Following each clinical rotation, students return to campus for callback day activities, including written examinations, practical exams, and case presentations.

Year 2 | Spring and Summer
Year 3 | Fall

Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences (SCPEs)
MSPA 6111 – MSPA 6118
Credits
Family Medicine (Section A)
5.0
Emergency Medicine (Section B)
5.0
Internal Medicine (Section C)
5.0
Surgery (Section D)
5.0
Pediatrics (Section E)
5.0
Women’s Health (Section F)
5.0
Behavioral and Mental Health (Section G)
5.0
Clinical Elective (Section H)
5.0
Didactic Courses
Credits
MSPA 6101 Advanced PA Professional Practice I (Year 2 | Spring)
1.0
MSPA 6102 Advanced PA Professional Practice II (Year 2 | Summer)
1.0
MSPA 6103 Advanced PA Professional Practice III (Year 3 | Fall)
2.0