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David Grant USAF Medical Center - Interservice Physician Assistant Program Curriculum



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Interservice Physician Assistant Program Mission
To provide the uniformed services with highly competent, compassionate physician assistants who model integrity, strive for leadership excellence, and are committed to lifelong learning. 

Interservice Physician Assistant Program Vision
To be recognized as the world-class leader in Physician Assistant education.

The DGMC IPAP Phase II Curriculum
This is a Masters Producing Physician Assistant program broken into two phases. Phase I is conducted in San Antonio and Phase II is conducted at multiple military installations. Phase II is approximately 59 weeks total. This includes two to three weeks of in-processing, personal and sick leave, and out-processing. Also during that time, students will rotate through a variety of specialty clinics in order to gain the knowledge and experiences needed to be a successful physician assistant. 
 
These include (but are not limited to):

Course Rotation Weeks
IPAP 700 Surgery 5
IPAP 701 Dermatology 4
IPAP 702 Obstetrics/Gynecology 4
IPAP 703 Orthopedics/Podiatry 6
IPAP 704 Psychiatry (Behavioral Health) 3
IPAP 705 Internal Medicine/Neurology 6
IPAP 706 Otolaryngology (ENT/Allergy) 4
IPAP 707 Pediatrics 5
IPAP 708 Ophthalmology 2
IPAP 709 Emergency Medicine 2
IPAP 710 Family Practice/Long Term Care 5
IPAP 711 Clinical Elective of Choice 3
  Mandatory Elective (Radiology) 1
 IPAP 712
                Directed Study
1. Master Paper (Phase I grade)
2. Professional Topic Presentation
3. Medical Topic Presentation
4. Master Oral Presentation
5. Professional Attributes
Integrated
Performed Procedures   ≥ 120
ER Hours (evening/weekend)   ≥ 160 hours
Patient Encounters   ≥ 1200 hours