PA Practice IV is the final course in a four-course series designed to prepare students for professional practice as a physician assistant (PA). The course series covers essential professional issues common to practicing PAs, including legislation, professionalism, medical ethics, and the business of health care. Throughout the series, a special emphasis is also placed on the development of leadership skills. This specific course helps transition students into the clinical phase and beyond by providing a clinical year orientation, as well as in-depth instruction on PA licensure, certification, and credentialing. This course also focuses on patient safety, risk management, quality improvement, and the prevention of medical errors.
MSPA 5103 PA Professional Practice III; Successful completion of prior semester of coursework.