Clinical Experience / Health Care Hours is preferred but not required for applicants. Preference will be given to candidates with direct patient care experiences, particularly those working as nurses or corpsman with higher levels of patient interaction and medical decision-making. Preference will also be given to candidates who have completed greater numbers of hours of experience. Clinical Experience / Health Care Hours obtained outside of the United States health care system will not be considered.
Clinical Experience / Health Care Hours are defined as any of the following: time spent directly participating in hands-on patient care, directly observing interaction between health care providers and patients or health care-related interactions with providers. Clinical Experience / Health Care Hours can occur in a volunteer (including student internships) or a paid position in a wide range of health care settings. Hands-on or direct patient care experience is not required by the EMU PA program.
For your reference, we have compiled the following list of examples of approved and disapproved experiences:
Clinical Experience / Health Care Hours are entered by the applicant on the CASPA application. Refer to the CASPA Instructions and FAQs for information related to documenting experiences. Applicants are not required to send documentation directly to the program unless otherwise instructed. The EMU PA Program will review the CASPA application and determine if the experiences are approved. Please note, the EMU PA Program may also verify whether or not the information entered on the CASPA application is accurate.
Preference in the application evaluation process is given to candidates with direct patient care experiences, particularly those that require specific training, high-level medical decision making and/or registration/licensure.
The highest category, Professional Provider, includes registered nurses, paramedics and medical corpsman (armed forces).
The next category, Technician, includes radiology technicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, social workers, patient care technicians, physical therapy assistants, dental assistants, CNAs and others.
Lower-level experiences include PA/physician shadowing, student internship/rotation experiences, medical scribe and others.
Preference in the application evaluation process is also given to candidates who have completed a greater number of clinical experience hours.
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