Master of Physician Assistant Studies clinical experience
The clinical practicum is a vital part of the Physician Assistant student’s education. During this time, the student transitions from lectures and laboratories to working within the clinical setting. Our students receive training in all disciplines. This allows our students to see what interests them through real-life experience. We offer students the chance to become health care professionals and members of health care teams.
Our program retains — and continually develops — a sizeable pool of potential sites and preceptors throughout South Texas. Students are required to travel during the clinical phase of training. Students can expect several stimulating and instructive experiences during the second part of their physician assistant training.
The clinical practicum phase consists of 15 rotations including:
- Eight rotations in required clinical specialties designed to provide a broad foundation for primary care clinical practice
|Family medicine||Three rotations|
|General pediatrics||One rotation|
|General surgery||One rotation|
|Emergency medicine||One rotation|
- Two elective rotations, which are selected by the student
- One selective rotation, which is selected by the faculty
- One research project rotation, which is assignment based
- Three rotations in a career focused clinical specialty, which are selected by the student
Elective and career-focused rotations may be selected from specialty or primary care areas based on student interest:
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
ENT - Otolaryngology