PA 610 - Preceptorship SCPE
Supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs) provide students with the opportunity to gain experience and develop competency in interacting with, evaluating, treating and managing patients seeking medical care for a wide variety of conditions, over a wide variety of situations (e.g., preventative care and health maintenance, acute and chronic illness, inpatient and pre- and post-hospital care), and within a wide variety of environments. The Preceptorship SCPE is specifically designed as an 8-week clinical rotation, divided into two 4-week long rotations providing students with exposure to and training with patients in a primary care setting. Both preceptorships will take place in the same practice specialty and setting allowing students the opportunity to participate in continuity of care for patients. The course focus is on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, interviewing and physical examination, laboratory, imaging and procedural evaluation, medical education and counseling, treatment, management, and preventative healthcare.