Supervised clinical practice experiences in the form of clinical rotations provide critical learning experiences for the physician assistant (PA) students here at Eastern Michigan University. After completing the didactic curriculum (12 months), students embark on the clinical curriculum (12 months) in the form of full-time clinical rotations. The clinical curriculum consists of 3 weeks of Introduction to the Clinical Year content followed by 9 clinical rotations, each 4 weeks in length. The clinical curriculum culminates in a 6-week clinical preceptorship. The clinical rotations are conducted in medical offices, hospitals and outpatient centers under the supervision and guidance of clinical preceptors who are PAs, physicians or, occasionally, other licensed healthcare providers (Example: masters-level mental health provider).
For general information about clinical precepting, please view our 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, please view our Preceptor Manual.
The next step in demonstrating interest to serve as a clinical preceptor for our PA students is to complete a Letter of Intent. Completed Letters of Intent can be emailed to Amanda Karel at email@example.com or faxed to 734.487.1834.
Questions regarding serving as a clinical preceptor can be direct to Amanda Karel at 734.487.9415.
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