College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Master of Science Physician Assistant

Clinical Preceptors

During the clinical phase of the program, clinical preceptors provide quality clinical instruction in a nurturing learning environment to PA students so that they learn the skills necessary to be a competent PA upon graduation from the program. Preceptors include licensed PAs, physicians, nurse practitioners and social workers.

Rotations in the following areas of practice are required:

  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency medicine
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • General surgery
  • Behavioral and mental health care

Students also complete two selective rotations chosen from a selected list of primary care options or specialties that enhance primary care such as:

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT/ophthalmology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious disease

Upon entering the clinical phase of the program, our students have completed three semesters of Medical Spanish, participated in interprofessional projects, and have a wide range of clinical and technical skills.

In addition, students are BLS and ACLS certified, HIPAA trained, fire safety trained, meet all the CDC requirements for healthcare workers, and have completed an extensive background check.

Students are fully prepared to engage in direct patient care with their preceptors. We expect that each patient seen by a PA student is also evaluated by the preceptor to encourage a team-based approach to patient care. View the full program curriculum.

Interested in being a clinical preceptor?

Please complete the form below and a program representative will respond as soon as possible. For more information about becoming a preceptor, please contact

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