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Interservice Physician Assistant Program - Fort Sam Houston, Texas

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In 1996 the University of Nebraska entered into an agreement with the Armed Force’s newly created Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) to provide administrative and faculty support services for the primary care physician assistant program operated by the U.S. Armed Forces.  Students enrolled in the IPAP receive academic credit from the University of Nebraska for course work completed as part of the IPAP.

Beginning in January 2011, students in the IPAP will complete 16 months of didactic course work at the Army’s Academy of Health Sciences, located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  This will be followed by 13 months of supervised clinical clerkships at military or affiliated medical facilities.

Faculty — The faculty of the IPAP are military or civilian personnel who qualify for volunteer faculty appointments in the Division of Physician Assistant Education, School of Allied Health Professions.

Admission Requirements — Students admitted to the IPAP are selected by the military selection board of their respective service.  The IPAP students are then matriculated at the University of Nebraska provided they have previously earned 60 semester hours of transferable college credit.

Degree Requirements — Students enrolling from 1996 through 2002 in the Interservice PA Program received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska upon completion of the prescribed IPAP course work.  Effective January 2003, IPAP students receive a Bachelor of Science degree upon completing Phase I of their training, and receive a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree upon completing their PA training.

For more information on the IPAP Program, visit Interservice Physician Assistant Program website.

Curriculum

Phase One

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredit Hours
IPAP 500 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I 7
IPAP 501 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II 7
IPAP 502 BIOCHEMISTRY 4
IPAP 503 MICROBIOLOGY 5
IPAP 608 RESEARCH EVALUATION 2
 Credit Hours25
Second Year
IPAP 504 CLINICAL LABORATORY 4
IPAP 505 PATHOLOGY 3
IPAP 506 MED/LAW ETHICS 2
IPAP 602 PHARMACOLOGY I 3
IPAP 603 RADIOLOGY 2
IPAP 604 PSYCHIATRY 3
IPAP 606 EKG 2
IPAP 609 GASTROENTEROLOGY 2
IPAP 623 MILITARY PUBLIC HEALTH/DENTAL 1
IPAP 631 PATIENT EVALUATION I 3
 Credit Hours25
Third Year
IPAP 605 ORTHOPEDICS 4
IPAP 607 PULMONARY 2
IPAP 610 CARDIOLOGY 4
IPAP 611 ENDOCRINOLOGY 2
IPAP 612 CLINICAL CORRELATIONS I 1
IPAP 614 PEDIATRICS 3
IPAP 620 NEUROLOGY 2
IPAP 630 PHARMACOLOGY II 4
IPAP 632 PATIENT EVALUATION II 2
 Credit Hours24
Fourth Year
IPAP 600 HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY 1
IPAP 613 CLINICAL CORRELATIONS II 1
IPAP 615 SURGERY 4
IPAP 616 DERMATOLOGY 3
IPAP 617 OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY 3
IPAP 618 EMERGENCY MEDICINE 5
IPAP 619 INFECTIOUS DISEASES 3
IPAP 622 GENITOURINARY 2
IPAP 624 PA PROFESSIONAL ISSUES 1
IPAP 628 OTOLARYNGOLOGY/OPHTHALMOLOGY 2
IPAP 629 GERONT/RHEUMATOLOGY 2
 Credit Hours27
 Total Credit Hours101

Phase Two

Plan of Study Grid
Fifth YearCredit Hours
IPAP 700 SURGERY ROTATION 5
IPAP 701 DERMATOLOGY ROTATION 4
IPAP 702 OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY ROTATION 4
IPAP 703 ORTHOPEDICS ROTATION 6
IPAP 704 PSYCHIATRY ROTATION 3
IPAP 705 INTERNAL MEDICINE ROTATION 6
IPAP 706 ENT/ALLERGY ROTATION 4
IPAP 707 PEDIATRICS ROTATION 5
IPAP 708 OPHTHALMOLOGY ROTATION 2
IPAP 709 EMERGENCY MED ROTATION 3
IPAP 710 FAMILY PRACTICE/OUTPATIENT MEDICINE ROTATION 4
IPAP 711 CLINICAL ELECTIVE ROTATION 4
IPAP 712 DIRECTED STUDY 2
 Credit Hours52
 Total Credit Hours52