Patient Care Hours

The PA profession values service and dedication to patient care. As such, students may work long hours, night shifts, holidays, and weekends during SCPEs. Hours vary depending on the SCPE discipline and the Clinical Affiliate’s practice schedule however, students are expected to work the same hours as the Clinical Preceptors, in all settings in which the Affiliation Agreement allows student access. Students are given recommendations on minimal hours expected in each rotation, those these are the minimum hour suggestions. Students may need to work with more than one Clinical Preceptor at the Clinical Site to obtain sufficient exposure to patient encounters and other activities to achieve Program Learning Outcomes and Graduate Competencies.