Physician Assistant Studies Program

https://medschool.creighton.edu/program/physician-assistant-mpas

Program Director: Stephane P. VanderMeulen, MPAS, PA-C
Program Office: Hixson-Lied Science Building, Suite 202
Program Contact: 402-280-4531 or 800-325-4405; pa.admissions@creighton.edu

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Degree requirements (126 credits)

Phase I - Didactic Education - Fall Semester (18 weeks)
IPE 500Introduction to Collaborative Care0
PAS 601Foundations for Clinical Medicine5
PAS 603Clinical Medicine: Orthopedics/Rheumatology7
PAS 605Clinical Medicine: HEENT/Dermatology8
PAS 614Clinical Practice Skills I3
PAS 616PA Profession and the Health System I1
Phase I - Didactic Education - Spring Semester (18 Weeks)
PAS 607Clinical Medicine: Neurology/Psychiatry7
PAS 611Clinical Medicine: Cardiology/Pulmonology9
PAS 613Clinical Medicine: Gastrointestinal/Nutrition6
PAS 624Clinical Practice Skills II2
Phase I - Didactic Education - Summer Semester (12 weeks)
PAS 615Clinical Medicine: Endocrinology/Nephrology/Urology4
PAS 617Clinical Medicine: Women's Health/Hematology/Oncology4
PAS 626PA Profession and Health System II1
PAS 628Research Applications in Medicine1
PAS 634Clinical Practice Skills III2
PAS 680Preparation for Clinical Practice2
Phase II - Core Supervised Clincial Practice Experiences
PAS 721Family Practice Rotation8
PAS 723Ambulatory Internal Medicine Rotation4
PAS 725Inpatient Internal Medicine Rotation4
PAS 727Pediatrics Rotation4
PAS 729Women's Health Rotation4
PAS 731Behavioral Health Rotation8
PAS 733Emergency Medicine Rotation4
PAS 735Surgical Rotation4
Phase II - Selective Supervised Clinical Practice Experience
PAS 741Medically Underserved Rotation4
PAS 743Surgery Specialty Selective Clinical Rotation4
Elective Supervised Clinical Practice Experience (select 12 credits from the courses listed)12
Pediatric Cardiology Elective Clinical Rotation
Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Elective Clinical Rotation
Cardiology
Orthopedic Surgery Elective
Urology
Dermatology
Otolaryngology
Hematology/Oncology
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Gastroenterology
Neurosurgery
Geriatrics
Critical Care
Neurology
Endocrinology
Pulmonology
Plastic&Reconstructve Srgry
Nephrology
Primary Care Elective
Infectious Disease Elective Clinical Rotation
Emergency Medicine Elective Clinical Rotation
Maternal Fetal Medicine Elective Clinical Rotation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Elective Rotation
Pediatric Surgery Elective Clinical Rotation
Pediatric Inpatient Hospitalists Elective Clinical Rotation
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective Clinical Rotation
Phase II - Clinical Phase Seminar Series
PAS 726Seminar Series I1
PAS 736Seminar Series II1
PAS 746Seminar Series III1
PAS 756Seminar Series IV1
Total Credits126

IPE 500. Introduction to Collaborative Care. 0 credits.

This course is an introduction to the concepts of interprofessional collaborative practice preparing students across the health sciences to engage in interprofessional education and practice activities during their tenure at Creighton and beyond. In this course health sciences students will gain knowledge in the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, versed in the basics of team work in the context of health care and begin to develop skills in team-based clinical reasoning. IPE 500 is a prerequisites to the IPE 001 IPE Passport. Successful completion of IPE 500 is required to be able to complete the IPE 001 IPE Passport.

PAS 601. Foundations for Clinical Medicine. 5 credits.

This course provides an introduction to the knowledge, concepts, and principles that are essential to understanding the fundamental mechanisms of immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, and ethics. This course provides the necessary framework for the study of clinical medicine.

PAS 603. Clinical Medicine: Orthopedics/Rheumatology. 7 credits.

This course uses an integrated approach to the study of musculoskeletal and rheumatologic diseases across the life span. Students will study basic science and its application to clinical medicine, epidemiology, clinical presentation, evaluation, diagnosis, and the medical management of common conditions affecting these systems. In addition, ethical content pertaining to these systems will be addressed. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating classroom lectures, team-based learning, problem-based learning, and other learning modalities.

PAS 605. Clinical Medicine: HEENT/Dermatology. 8 credits.

This course uses an integrated approach to the study of head and neck, ear, eye, nose, throat, and dermatologic diseases across the life span. Students will study basic science and its application to clinical medicine, epidemiology, clinical presentation, evaluation, diagnosis, and the medical management of common conditions affecting these systems. In addition, ethical content pertaining to these systems will be addressed. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating classroom lectures, team-based learning, problem-based learning, and other learning modalities.

PAS 607. Clinical Medicine: Neurology/Psychiatry. 7 credits.

This course uses an integrated approach to the study of neurologic and psychiatric diseases across the life span. Students will study basic science and its application to clinical medicine, epidemiology, clinical presentation, evaluation, diagnosis, and the medical management of common conditions affecting the neurologic system and mental health. In addition, ethical content pertaining to these systems will be addressed. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating classroom lectures, team-based learning, problem-based learning, and other learning modalities.

PAS 611. Clinical Medicine: Cardiology/Pulmonology. 9 credits.

This course uses an integrated approach to the study of pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases across the life span. Students will study basic science and its application to clinical medicine, epidemiology, clinical presentation, evaluation, diagnosis, and the medical management of common conditions affecting the cardiovascular system. In addition, ethical content pertaining to this system will be addressed. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating classroom lectures, team-based learning, problem-based learning, and other learning modalities.

PAS 613. Clinical Medicine: Gastrointestinal/Nutrition. 6 credits.

This course uses an integrated approach to the study of gastrointestinal diseases and nutrition across the life span. Students will study basic science and its application to clinical medicine, epidemiology, clinical presentation, evaluation, diagnosis, and the medical management of common conditions affecting the gastrointestinal system and nutrition. In addition, ethical content pertaining to these systems will be addressed. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating classroom lectures, team-based learning, problem-based learning, and other learning modalities.

PAS 614. Clinical Practice Skills I. 3 credits.

This is the first semester of a three-semester series of courses that provides students with instruction and practice in physical examination, procedural skills, and written and interpersonal communication which will provide students with the skills necessary for effective clinical practice. Through this course the student will gain understanding and practice of the physical examination, procedures, documentation, and interpersonal skills relevant to aligned clinical medicine topics.

PAS 615. Clinical Medicine: Endocrinology/Nephrology/Urology. 4 credits.

This course uses an integrated approach to the study of endocrine and nephrologic and genitourinary diseases across the life span. Students will study basic science and its application to clinical medicine, epidemiology, clinical presentation, evaluation, diagnosis, and the medical management of common conditions affecting these systems. In addition, ethical content pertaining to these systems will be addressed. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating classroom lectures, team-based learning, problem-based learning, and other learning modalities.

PAS 616. PA Profession and the Health System I. 1 credit.

This is part one of a two-semester course that is designed to introduce the student to the physician assistant profession including concepts related to the history and future of the PA profession, professional organizations, challenges, professionalism, and professional lifestyle management. In addition, this course will address issues related to the healthcare delivery system to include but not limited to public health, access to care, health equity, risk management, reimbursement, health reform, and the role of the PA in the health care system.

PAS 617. Clinical Medicine: Women's Health/Hematology/Oncology. 4 credits.

This course uses an integrated approach to the study of reproductive, hematologic, and oncologic diseases across the life span. Students will study basic science and its application to clinical medicine, epidemiology, clinical presentation, evaluation, diagnosis, and the medical management of common conditions affecting these systems. In addition, ethical content pertaining to these systems will be addressed. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating classroom lectures, team-based learning, problem-based learning, and other learning modalities.

PAS 624. Clinical Practice Skills II. 2 credits.

This is the second semester of a three-semester series of courses that provides students with instruction and practice in physical examination, procedural skills, and written and interpersonal communication which will provide students with the skills necessary for effective clinical practice. This course builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in Clinical Practice Skills I. Through this course the student will gain understanding and practice of the physical examination, procedures, documentation, and interpersonal skills relevant to aligned clinical medicine topics. P: PAS 614.

PAS 626. PA Profession and Health System II. 1 credit.

This is part two of two-semester course is designed to introduce the student to the physician assistant profession including concepts related to the history and future of the PA profession, professional challenges, and professional lifestyle management. In addition, this course will address issues related to the healthcare delivery system to include but not limited to public health, access to care, health equity, risk management, reimbursement, health reform, and the role of the PA in the health care system.

PAS 628. Research Applications in Medicine. 1 credit.

This course is designed to introduce the student to clinical research. Concepts covered include the critical appraisal of scientific research and medical literature, study design and methodology, and statistical analysis and its application to the evidence-based medical decision-making process. As part of this course, students will formulate a clinical question utilizing medical literature and complete a research project.

PAS 634. Clinical Practice Skills III. 2 credits.

This is the third semester of a three-semester series of courses that provides students with instruction and practice in physical examination, procedural skills, and written and interpersonal communication, which will provide students with the skills necessary for effective clinical practice. This course builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in Clinical Practice Skills I and II. Through this course the student will gain understanding and practice of the physical examination, procedures, documentation, and interpersonal skills relevant to aligned clinical medicine topics. P: PAS 614 and PAS 624.

PAS 680. Preparation for Clinical Practice. 2 credits.

This course is designed to prepare the student for the transition into the clinical phase of the program. Instruction will focus on a higher level of critical thinking and medical decision-making skills which will further prepare students to apply knowledge to patient management. This course will include summative evaluation of knowledge and skills required for clinical practice.

PAS 721. Family Practice Rotation. 8 credits.

The family practice medicine rotation is an eight-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic diseases across the life span, procedures, and aspects unique to the family practice setting. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 723. Ambulatory Internal Medicine Rotation. 4 credits.

The outpatient internal medicine rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic diseases in adult and geriatric patients, procedures, and aspects unique to outpatient internal medicine practice. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 725. Inpatient Internal Medicine Rotation. 4 credits.

The inpatient internal medicine rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in the evaluation and management of acute and chronic diseases in adult and geriatric patients, procedures, and aspects unique to inpatient internal medicine practice. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 726. Seminar Series I. 1 credit.

This course series includes advanced clinical skills instruction, practice-specific topic presentations, professional development, clinical assessments, and other activities.

PAS 727. Pediatrics Rotation. 4 credits.

The pediatric medicine rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic diseases in pediatric patients, procedures, and aspects unique to pediatric medicine. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 729. Women's Health Rotation. 4 credits.

The women’s health rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic diseases in women, prenatal care, pregnancy and delivery, procedures, and aspects unique to women’s health. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 731. Behavioral Health Rotation. 8 credits.

The women’s health rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic diseases in women, prenatal care, pregnancy and delivery, procedures, and aspects unique to women’s health. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 733. Emergency Medicine Rotation. 4 credits.

The emergency medicine rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the emergency setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in management of medical emergencies across the life span, procedures, and aspects unique to emergency medicine practice. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 735. Surgical Rotation. 4 credits.

The surgery rotation is an four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in outpatient, inpatient, and/or surgical setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preoperative and postoperative care, surgical procedures, and aspects unique to surgery. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 736. Seminar Series II. 1 credit.

This course series includes advanced clinical skills instruction, practice-specific topic presentations, professional development, clinical assessments, and other activities.

PAS 741. Medically Underserved Rotation. 4 credits.

The medically underserved rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in a variety of settings under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic diseases in an underserved population, procedures, and aspects unique to lower resourced medical settings. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 743. Surgery Specialty Selective Clinical Rotation. 4 credits.

The surgical specialty rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in outpatient, inpatient, and/or surgical setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preoperative and postoperative care, surgical procedures, and aspects unique to surgery. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 745. Pediatric Cardiology Elective Clinical Rotation. 4 credits.

The pediatric cardiology rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have learning opportunities in the outpatient and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a physician and/or PA/NP. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to pediatric cardiology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care. P: Good standing and successful completion of the didactic phase of the Physician Assistant Program.

PAS 746. Seminar Series III. 1 credit.

This course series includes advanced clinical skills instruction, practice-specific topic presentations, professional development, clinical assessments, and other activities.

PAS 747. Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Elective Clinical Rotation. 4 credits.

The Gyn/Onc Surgery elective rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic, inpatient setting, and surgical suite under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in evaluation, medical and surgical management of acute and chronic diseases in women, procedures, and aspects unique to gynecologic oncology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care. P:Good standing and successful completion of the didactic phase of the Physician Assistant Program.

PAS 751. Cardiology. 4 credits.

The cardiology rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to cardiology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 753. Orthopedic Surgery Elective. 4 credits.

The orthopedic surgery rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the orthopedic surgical setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preoperative and postoperative care, orthopedic procedures, and aspects unique to orthopedic surgery. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 755. Urology. 4 credits.

The urology rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic urologic diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to urology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 756. Seminar Series IV. 1 credit.

This course series includes advanced clinical skills instruction, practice-specific topic presentations, professional development, clinical assessments, and other activities.

PAS 757. Dermatology. 4 credits.

The dermatology rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic dermatologic diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to dermatology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 759. Otolaryngology. 4 credits.

The otolaryngology rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to otolaryngology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 761. Hematology/Oncology. 4 credits.

The hematology/oncology rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic hematologic and oncologic diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to hematology/oncology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 763. Cardiothoracic Surgery. 4 credits.

The cardiovascular surgery rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the cardiovascular surgical setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preoperative and postoperative care, cardiovascular procedures, and aspects unique to cardiovascular surgery. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 765. Gastroenterology. 4 credits.

The gastroenterology rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic gastrointestinal diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to gastroenterology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 767. Neurosurgery. 4 credits.

The neurosurgery rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the neurosurgical setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in pre and postoperative care, neurosurgical procedures, and aspects unique to neurosurgery. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 769. Geriatrics. 4 credits.

The gerontology rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic diseases in the geriatric population, procedures, and aspects unique to gerontology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 771. Critical Care. 4 credits.

The critical care rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in the management of high acuity medical situation, procedures, and aspects unique to critical care. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 773. Neurology. 4 credits.

The neurology rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic neurologic diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to neurology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 775. Endocrinology. 4 credits.

The endocrinology rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic endocrine diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to endocrinology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 777. Pulmonology. 4 credits.

The pulmonology rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic pulmonary diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to pulmonology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 779. Plastic&Reconstructve Srgry. 4 credits.

The plastic and reconstructive surgery rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the plastic and reconstructive setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in pre and postoperative care, plastic and reconstructive procedures, and aspects unique to plastic and reconstructive surgery. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 781. Nephrology. 4 credits.

The nephrology rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic renal diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to nephrology. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 783. Primary Care Elective. 4 credits.

The primary care elective rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to the primary care setting. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 785. Infectious Disease Elective Clinical Rotation. 4 credits.

The infectious disease rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician(s). The student will gain experience in infectious disease principles, management infectious pathologies, antibiotic stewardship, emerging infectious threats, and aspects unique to infectious disease. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 787. Maternal Fetal Medicine Elective Clinical Rotation. 4 credits.

The maternal fetal elective rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in high-risk pregnant females and aspects unique to maternal fetal medicine. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 789. Emergency Medicine Elective Clinical Rotation. 4 credits.

The emergency medicine elective rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the emergency setting under the supervision of a clinician to expand upon previous emergency medicine experiences. The student will gain experience in medical emergencies across the life span, procedures, and aspects unique to emergency medicine practice. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 791. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Elective Rotation. 4 credits.

The emergency medicine elective rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have many learning opportunities in the emergency setting under the supervision of a clinician to expand upon previous emergency medicine experiences. The student will gain experience in medical emergencies across the life span, procedures, and aspects unique to emergency medicine practice. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.

PAS 793. Inpatient Internal Medicine Elective Rotation. 4 credits.

The Inpatient Internal Medicine elective rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have learning opportunities in the inpatient setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in the evaluation and management of acute and chronic diseases in adult and geriatric patients, procedures, and aspects unique to inpatient internal medicine practice. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care. P: Good standing and successful completion of the didactic phase of the Physician Assistant Program.

PAS 795. Pediatric Surgery Elective Clinical Rotation. 4 credits.

The pediatric surgery rotation is a four-week elective clinical experience in which the student will have learning opportunities in outpatient, inpatient, and/or surgical setting under the supervision of a clinician. The student will gain experience in pre-, intra-, and post-operative care, surgical procedures, and aspects unique to pediatric surgery. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care. P: Good standing and successful completion of the didactic phase of the Physician Assistant Program.

PAS 797. Pediatric Inpatient Hospitalists Elective Clinical Rotation. 4 credits.

The pediatric inpatient rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have learning opportunities in the outpatient and/or inpatient setting under the supervision of a physician and/or PA/NP. The student will gain experience in preventative medicine, management of acute and chronic pediatric diseases, procedures, and aspects unique to pediatric inpatient medicine. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care. P: Good standing and successful completion of the didactic phase of the Physician Assistant Program.

PAS 799. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective Clinical Rotation. 4 credits.

The pediatric emergency medicine elective rotation is a four-week clinical experience in which the student will have learning opportunities in the pediatric emergency setting under the supervision of a clinician to expand on previous emergency medicine experiences. The student will gain experience in management of medical emergencies in infants, children, and adolescents, procedures, and aspects unique to pediatric emergency medicine practice. This rotation also provides the student an opportunity to participate in the team practice concept of health care.P: Good standing and successful completion of the didactic phase of the Physician Assistant Program.