Phase V

Phase V-Clinical Rotations (12 Months)

 

GSPA 711-01 Family Medicine Structured Clinical Practice Experience (8 credits)
Four-week clinical experience under the supervision of a community-based primary care physician and/or Physician Assistant designed to acquaint the student with those aspects of the practice of medicine unique to the community setting.  The student works with the preceptor in the hospital, the office, long-term care facilities, and all other areas where the preceptor works.  In the hospital the student makes rounds with the preceptor and assists him in fulfilling his inpatient responsibilities.  In the office the student learns about management procedures in a private practice and helps the preceptor by providing services consonant with his individual background and clinical training. Students will observe the team practice concept of health care. Some home health care clinical training is available.

 

GSPA 707-01 Pediatrics Structured Clinical Practice Experience (4 credits)
A four-week SCPE in a pediatric practice caring for the pediatric patient.

 

GSPA 705-01 General Surgery Structured Clinical Practice Experience (4 credits)
A four-week SCPE on a general surgery service learning surgical consults, surgical history and physical examination, aseptic technique, surgical assisting, and how to manage pre- and post-operative patients.

 

GSPA742-01 Clinical Elective I (4 credits)
Two four-week clinical experiences under the supervision of a physician and/or Physician Assistant designed to acquaint the student with those aspects of the practice of medicine unique to the specific discipline and give the student an opportunity to gain experience in a specific area of interest. Area of interest are chosen from a variety of family medicine, internal medicine specialties, medicine subspecialties or surgical subspecialties.  The student will be able to recognize conditions treatable by these specialties, so they can refer patients appropriately and/or work in a supportive role for such specialties.  While on this SCPE the student is expected to:
1.           Formulate a comprehensive and/or focused patient history.
2.           Perform a comprehensive and/or focused physical exam.
3.           Participate in daily patient assessment and medical management over the course of the patient’s illness.
4.           Participate as part of an interprofessional team providing patient-centered care.
5.           Become skilled at and perform various medical procedures and techniques.
6.           Participate in patient education, discharge planning and discharge summaries where appropriate.

 

GSPA 743-01 Clinical Elective II (4 credits)
Two four-week clinical experiences under the supervision of a physician and/or Physician Assistant designed to acquaint the student with those aspects of the practice of medicine unique to the specific discipline and give the student an opportunity to gain experience in a specific area of interest. Area of interest are chosen from a variety of family medicine, internal medicine specialties, medicine subspecialties or surgical subspecialties.  The student will be able to recognize conditions treatable by these specialties, so they can refer patients appropriately and/or work in a supportive role for such specialties.  While on this SCPE the student is expected to:
1.           Formulate a comprehensive and/or focused patient history.
2.           Perform a comprehensive and/or focused physical exam.
3.           Participate in daily patient assessment and medical management over the course of the patient’s illness.
4.           Participate as part of an interprofessional team providing patient-centered care.
5.           Become skilled at and perform various medical procedures and techniques.
6.           Participate in patient education, discharge planning and discharge summaries where appropriate.

 

GSPA 706-01 Psychiatry Structured Clinical Practice Experience (4 credits)
A four-week SCPE in a Psychiatric facility or private psychiatric practice evaluating acute and chronic mental illness, and substance abuse.

 

GSPA 710-01 Geriatrics Structured Clinical Practice Experience (8 credits)
Eight-week SCPE is designed to provide students with a geriatric-specific clinical experience.  The fundamental principles of geriatric medicine will be explored by providing opportunities for exposure to the various aspects of restorative and rehabilitative care, interdisciplinary approaches to the delivery of geriatric health services, and an examination of the primary care PA role and responsibility in the long-term care system.  There is a specific focus on interactions with older adults, decision making as it effects the well-being of patients, and the strengths and weaknesses of the referral system.

 

GSPA 713-01 Emergency Medicine Structured Clinical Practice Experience (4 credits)
One four-week Emergency Medicine SCPE in a hospital emergency department evaluating acute medical and surgical emergencies. Efficient, accurate, and methodical evaluation of the acutely ill or injured patient will be emphasized.

 

GSPA 708-01 OB/GYN Structured Clinical Practice Experience (4 credits)
A four-week SCPE in OB/GYN with an active obstetrics and gynecology practice in all aspects of the care of the OB/GYN patient, both inpatient and outpatient, in the hospital and clinic settings.

 

GSPA 709-01 Internal Medicine / Critical Care Structured Clinical Practice Experience (8 credits)
A Eight-week SCPE in the medical inpatient service and intensive care unit caring for patients in the hospital setting.