APAP Curriculum Overview

Accelerated Physician Assistant Pathway (APAP) students will complete the first-year of didactic instruction within the PBL Pathway at the Seton Hill campus in Greensburg, PA, followed by two primary care focused clinical clerkships: one in family medicine with a physician who is board-certified in osteopathic manipulation, and a second in geriatric medicine. These two clinical clerkships allow early exposure to clinical osteopathic primary care.

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

First Year Fall and Spring Sessions (July to May)

Didactic course study under PBL Pathway.

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 PBL Pathway.

Clinical Clerkships

Second Year Rotations (First Summer Session – June to July)

DOE 1023 – Family Practice/OMM

DOR 1027  Geriatric Medicine 

Third/Fourth Year Rotations (June to May)

DOR 1010 – OB/GYN

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