Our program is divided into two sections the didactic (PA-S1) and the clinical (PA-S2). As a student progresses through these stages of education so does the expectations that our Program sets for them. Below you will find general information as to what is expected of a PA-S1 and PA-S2 level student. It describes general responsibilities and educational objectives we set in place for students such as case presentations, formulating a differential diagnosis and therapeutic intervention.
The GVSU Physician Assistant Studies students undergo extension health screening and hospital training for addressing compliance issues with state and federal guidelines. The training and screening include HIPAA certification, OSHA training, immunization verification to include Hepatitis B, current annual TB skin test, and recent criminal background check. Once a student is confirmed to rotate with a preceptor site, proof of this information is provided from the program and the student.
Click here for a list addressing health compliance for the student.
Being a preceptor is a great way to help the profession. Not only does precepting help the students but it also helps continue preceptors growth as clinicians. No matter how prepared you may be students push your expertise to its limits and allow reflection on your own limitations. Preceptors for the GVSU PAS Program are awarded other privileges as well. These include access to GVSU libraries, which includes free Uptodate access, discount at downtown YMCA, and CME programs at the Cook-Devos Center for Health Sciences. Below is a link to our brochure that explains in more details all of the benefits of being Preceptor for the GVSU PAS Program.