Eastern Michigan University

Clinical Preceptors

About Clinical Rotations

Supervised clinical practice experiences in the form of clinical rotations provide critical learning experiences for the Eastern Michigan University physician assistant (PA) students. After completing the didactic year, students complete Introduction to the Clinical Year (3 weeks), nine clinical rotations (4 weeks each), and a clinical preceptorship (6 weeks). Clinical rotations are conducted in medical offices, hospitals and outpatient centers under the supervision and guidance of clinical preceptors who are PAs, physicians or other licensed healthcare providers.

For general information about clinical precepting, view the Preceptor Overview. Successful student clinical rotations require a collaborative effort of both students and preceptors. For guidance, best practices and details about clinical precepting EMU PA students, view the Preceptor Manual.

AAPA CME LogoCME Credits for Physician Assistants

Eastern Michigan University is approved by the American Academy of Physician Assistants to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit to eligible physician assistant preceptors. This approval is valid from 7/18/2016 to 4/14/2017. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME standards.
 
Physician assistants may earn a maximum of 10 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit for clinical precepting during any single calendar year.

Next Steps

The next step in demonstrating interest to serve as a clinical preceptor for EMU PA students is to complete a Letter of Intent. Completed Letters of Intent can be emailed to Amanda Karel at akarel@emich.edu or faxed to 734.487.1834.

Questions regarding serving as a clinical preceptor can be direct to Amanda Karel at 734.487.9415.

The Physician Assistant Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090