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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.

AAPA Category 1 CMEEastern Michigan University is approved by AAPA to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit to eligible PA preceptors. This approval is valid from  5/1/2018 to 4/30/2019 . This program was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards. PAs may earn a maximum of 10 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for clinical precepting during any single calendar year. 

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.

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 Maria Keelon at mkeelon@emich.edu or faxed to 734.487.1834.

Questions regarding serving as a clinical preceptor can be directed to Maria Keelon at 734.487.9526.

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