Physician Assistant Studies Program - Phoenix

Program Director: Emily Babcock, DHSc, PA-C
Program Office: PHX - Phoenix Health Sciences


The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Creighton University Physician Assistant Program – Phoenix sponsored by Creighton University.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.

Admissions Requirements

All applicants for the PA Program–Phoenix will be reviewed based on several admissions requirements related to residency, holding a bachelor’s degree, minimum GPA, prerequisites, patient care experience and more. Students are not required to provide or solicit clinical sites or preceptors. Accreditation will be separate from the PA Program in Omaha, Nebraska, and admissions requirements may vary between the two programs. See full requirements.

Program Details

Creighton’s program can help you earn your credentials, serve your patients well and lead in the field. The physician assistant program aims to develop student competencies in:

  • Patient-Centered Practice Knowledge: Provide compassionate, patient-centered, and evidence-based medical care that is effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health while utilizing up-to-date scientific evidence to inform clinical reasoning and clinical judgment.
  • Health Literacy and Communication Skills: Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families and health professionals while engaging in shared decision-making with patients and honoring the patients’ unique personal, cultural and social values.
  • Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Demonstrate the ability to engage in an interprofessional team in a manner that optimizes safe, effective patient- and population-centered care.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies - Phoenix, AZ

Degree Requirements (126 Credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
IPE 500 Introduction to Collaborative Care 0-0.5
PAS 640 Clinical Anatomy 5
PAS 642 Foundational Sciences I 3
PAS 644 Foundational Sciences II 1
PAS 646 Patient Evaluation I 4
PAS 648 Special Topics in Medicine I 1
PAS 650 Clinical Medicine: Musculoskeletal/Rheumatology 3
PAS 652 Clinical Medicine: HEENT/Dermatology 4
 Term Credits21-21.5
PAS 656 Foundational Sciences III 3
PAS 658 Patient Evaluation II 3
PAS 660 Special Topics in Medicine II 1
PAS 662 Clinical Medicine: Cardiology/Pulmonology 7
PAS 664 Clinical Medicine: Gastrointestinal/Nutrition 3
PAS 666 Clinical Medicine: Neurology/Psychiatry 5
PAS 668 Clinical Applications II 2
 Term Credits24
PAS 670 Foundational Sciences IV 2
PAS 672 Patient Evaluation III 2
PAS 674 Special Topics in Medicine III 1
PAS 676 Clinical Medicine: Endocrinology/Reproductive 5
PAS 678 Clinical Medicine: Nephrology/Urology & Hematology/Oncology 4
PAS 682 Clinical Applications III 1
PAS 684 Preparation for Clinical Phase 1
 Term Credits16
Second Year
PAS 700 Family Practice Rotation 6
PAS 701 Internal Medicine Rotation 6
PAS 702 Pediatrics Rotation 6
PAS 703 Women's Health Rotation 6
PAS 704 Psych/Behavioral Hlth Rotation 6
PAS 705 Emergency Medicine Rotation 6
PAS 706 Surgery Rotation 6
 Term Credits42
Selective Rotation:  
PAS 707 Selective Rotation 6
Elective Rotations:  
PAS 708 Elective Rotation I 6
PAS 709 Elective Rotation II 6
 Term Credits18
Clinical Phase Seminar Series:  
PAS 710 Clinical Phase Seminar I 1
PAS 711 Clinical Phase Seminar II 1
PAS 712 Clinical Phase Seminar III 1
PAS 713 Clinical Phase Seminar IV 1
 Term Credits4
 Total Credits125-125.5