APAP Curriculum Overview

APAP Curriculum Overview

APAP students will complete the first-year of didactic instruction followed by two primary care focused clinical clerkships, one in family medicine with a physician board certified in osteopathic manipulation and a second in geriatric medicine.  These two clinical clerkships allow early exposure to clinical osteopathic primary care. As noted in the 2009 Macy Foundation report promoting early exposure to primary care practices in these areas results in higher numbers of physicians practicing in similar areas after graduation.

Students will return for a second year of didactic instruction followed by 13 clinical clerkships.

First Year Fall and Spring Sessions (July to May)

Didactic course study under LDP, PBL or DSP pathway curricula. 

First Summer Session (June to July)

Along with completing summer rotations and studying for the respective shelf exams, APAP students are also responsible for starting and/or completing additional courses during the summer.

Public Health (including biostatistics), Directed Study

Medical Spanish, Distance Education (Online Curriculum)

Medical Jurisprudence, Distance Education (Online Curriculum)

Second Year Fall Session and Spring Semester (August to May)

Didactic course study under LDP, PBL or DSP pathway curricula

Curriculum Timeline for Accelerated Physician Assistant Pathway Students

Training Year Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July
Year 1 (MS 1)


Didactic Curriculum

Matriculate under the LDP, PBL or DSP pathways as aligned with learning style.


Family Practice/OMM & Geriatric Medicine

Year 2 (MS 2) Didactic Curriculum Clinical Curriculum
Year 3 (MS 3/4) Clinical Curriculum

Clinical Clerkships

First Summer Session – Second Year Rotations

DOE 1023 Family Practice/OMM

DOR 1027 GeriMed

Third/Fourth Year Rotations (June to May)


DOR 1006 Internal Medicine I

DOR 1008 – Internal Medicine II

DOR 1032 – Internal Medicine III

DOR 1018 Pediatrics

DOR 1011 Psychiatry

DOR 1007 General Surgery I

DOR 1009 – General Surgery II

DOR 1003 Ambulatory Medicine I

DOR 1020 Emergency Medicine

DOE 1022 Osteopathic Manipulative/Rural/Underserved

DOE 1021 Sub-Internship