ASM Courseload Calculator &

Plans of Completion:

Approximate Amount of Work to be Completed Each Trimester (1 trimester = 4 months):
2-Year Plan:
3-Year Plan:
5-Year Plan:
Number of Trimesters 
6.0
9.0
15.0
ACADEMICS:
Academic Credits (80 for regular ASM, 84 for California)
14 to 15 Credits / Trimester
9 to 10 Credits / Trimester
5 to 6 Credits / Trimester
CLINICALS:
Births (10 Observes + 20 Assists + 25 Primary = 55)
9 to 10 Births / Trimester
6 to 7 Births / Trimester
3 to 4 Births / Trimester
Initial Prenatals (3 Assists + 20 Primary=23)
4
3
2
Prenatals (22 Assists + 55 Primary = 77)
13
9
5
Newborn Exams (20 Assists + 20 Primary = 40)
7
4
3
Postpartum Exams (10 Assists + 40 Primary = 50)
8
6
3
Well Woman / Family Planning (30)
5
3
2
NARM Skills (151)
25
17
10

Making a Plan of Completion prior to or during your ASM program:

Step 1: Complete the Detailed Rate of Completion Calculator (We recommend downloading this Microsoft Excel format form and saving it on your computer. It contains automatic calculations that do most of the work for you).

Step 2: Review the Blank ASM Student Record (this form lists all the courses, credits and requirements for the ASM program) or find the complete list of required courses, including links to each course syllabus on this website at ASM Academics.

Step 3: Complete the Plan of Completion Form

Step 4: Submit to NCM

 

EXAMPLE WORKLOAD for a student who is planning to complete their program in 2 years.

The ASM program includes 84 academic credits(or a total of approximately 5000 learning objective questions). Students who plan to complete in 2 years will need to complete at least 10 learning objectives from their courses each day, 5 days per week for the entire 2 years. This means that a student must be prepared to study between 13-26 hours per week to complete these.

If the student goes to clinic 5 days per week, there should be the following times set aside each day:

These tools are to help you build your own plan according to what will fit most comfortably with the student and preceptor needs. Please feel free to change it, and always feel free to contact us for clarification or help.