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  Feb 25, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 catalog

Physician Assistant Studies Clinical Externships


Family Medicine


This block of time can encompass both inpatient and outpatient duties encountered in a Family Medicine setting. Students will be expected to demonstrate ability to elicit and record necessary data for a comprehensive patient work-up, the ability to order necessary diagnostic studies, formulate a  patient management plan for patient problems, and the ability to counsel patients and/or their caregivers/ guardians on health maintenance matters. Students should expect to care for patients ranging from infants to senior adults. Students may be located in rural and/or urban environments.

Internal Medicine


This block of time can encompass both inpatient and outpatient duties encountered in an Internal Medicine setting. Students will be expected to demonstrate ability to elicit and record necessary data for a comprehensive patient work-up, the ability to order necessary diagnostic studies, formulate a patient management plan for patient problems, and the ability to counsel patients and/or their caregivers/ guardians on health maintenance matters. Students should expect to care for patients ranging from young adults to senior adults. Students may be located in rural and/or urban environments.

Pediatrics


This block of time can encompass both inpatient and outpatient duties encountered in the care of newborn to teenage patients. Students will be expected to demonstrate ability to elicit and record necessary data for a comprehensive patient work-up, the ability to order necessary diagnostic studies, formulate a patient management plan for patient problems, and the ability to counsel patients and/ or their parents on health maintenance matters. Students may be located in rural and/or urban environments.

Prenatal Care and Gynecology


This block of time can encompass both inpatient and outpatient duties encountered in the care of healthy female patients in pre-, peri- and post-maternity states. Students will be expected to demonstrate ability to elicit and record necessary data for a comprehensive patient work-up, the ability to order necessary diagnostic studies, formulate a patient management plan for patient problems, and the ability to counsel patients on health maintenance matters. Students may be located in rural and/or urban environments.

General Surgery


This block of time can encompass both inpatient and outpatient duties encountered in a surgical environment. Emphasis is on surgical treatment of various conditions and necessary pre- and post- operative care required in these patients. Students will be expected to assist in all operative procedures and duties delegated by the supervising surgeon. Students may be located in rural and/ or urban environments.

Emergency Medicine


This block of time encompasses duties one would encounter in an active emergency department. Emphasis is placed on learning and performing procedures required in the emergency setting and the necessity of rapid evaluation of emergency patients. Students may be located in rural and/or urban environments.

Radiology


This block of time requires the student to actively participate in the interpretation of imaging studies of all organ systems. Students may also participate in radiologic procedures and interventional radiology.

Psychiatry


This block of time can encompass both inpatient and outpatient duties encountered in a psychiatry and/or behavioral medicine environment. Emphasis is on primary healthcare and mental healthcare for those carrying DSM-IVR diagnoses.

Elective Rotations


This block may be chosen by the student from any discipline of medicine. It must be different from any other discipline they will take, including required and selective rotations. It is recommended that the student use this time to complete a well-rounded clinical experience. The student will be assigned a geographic location based upon the current availability of clinical sites.