Prerequisite: Completion of all PA Didactic Studies
This clinical experience is designed to familiarize the student with the role of the physician assistant in a “core medicine” rotation of their choosing. This experience can occur in a medical area that is already a required rotation or a specialty area of the student's choosing, with the Clinical Coordinator's approval. Examples include but are not limited to: Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Hematology-Oncology and Neurology. Please see Physician Assistant Student Handbook for a complete list. Students will perform the collection of pertinent historical, physical and laboratory data and develop an understanding of patient evaluation and treatment under the supervision of a physician(s) or physician assistant(s) in setting(s) that correlate with the rotation chosen. Through this clinical rotation, the student will gain an in-depth exposure to a spectrum of acute and/or chronic patient encounters within the area chosen.