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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or faxed to 734.487.1834.
With questions about serving as a clinical preceptor please call Amanda Karel at 734.487.9415.
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