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Physician Assistant - Clinical Curriculum| Curriculum

Student clinical experiences are made possible through the generosity and dedication of clinical educators, our preceptors.

Clinical educators provide supportive and valuable clinical experience by integrating students collaboratively into direct patient care to demonstrate clinical competence and expand their knowledge.

Being a Preceptor for the Lake Erie College PA Program

Daniel Pritchard (Class of 2018) said his experiences with his preceptors have inspired him. "It's inspired me in the future to hopefully be a preceptor for PA students and other people in medicine. If we are not teaching those below us, where is the future of medicine going to be."

Clinical education includes supervision, observation, and performance feedback. Preceptors will receive a student evaluation at the completion of each rotation.

Throughout each 4-week rotation, students obtain patient histories, perform physical examinations, develop differential diagnoses with treatment plans, refine procedural skills, and provide patient education.

Though a web-based program, students log patient experiences, procedures, and complete end of rotation clinical site evaluations. Students are required to successfully complete three clinical seminar courses, end of the rotation, and objective structured clinical exams during the year.

Clinical Rotations

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Family Medicine

  • General Surgery

  • Internal Medicine

  • Obstetrics-Gynecology

  • Pediatrics

  • Psychiatry

  • Core Medicine Elective I

  • Core Medicine Elective II

  • Elective

Clinical Year Calendar