The 14-month academic phase of the program covers traditional medical content that’s organized around body systems, patient populations and practice settings — with an integrated approach incorporating many traditional “stand-alone” medical courses such as anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical medicine, patient evaluation and management.

This holistic approach at St. Kate’s uses a variety of learning paradigms that systematically build a student’s clinical skills and emphasizes both the science and the art of medicine.

Our innovative curriculum is designed to systematically weave threads of ethics, social justice, professional responsibility and a global perspective throughout the program, in keeping with the mission of St. Catherine University.

We facilitate learning through lecture, discussions and hands-on experiences and enhance it by frequent and early exposure to clinical experts and a variety of practice settings.

The academic phase is followed by another 14 months of clinical clerkships.

St. Kate’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies program concludes with a senior seminar designed to polish and present student portfolios and enhance a student’s preparedness for the national certification exam and for employment as a physician assistant.