Clinical Phase

With supervised clinical practice opportunities, students can apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to patients in various health care settings. 

Under supervision of preceptors, students acquire the competencies needed for clinical PA practice. They are exposed to patients across the life span in the disciplines of primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, long term care, and psychiatry.

Beginning with the fifth semester, students participate in 10 rotation experiences over approximately 15 months. Two of the 10 rotations are electives.

During each five-week rotation, physician assistant students obtain exposure to the practice of a medical or surgical discipline. As an integral part of the health-care delivery team, the PA student is assigned to and supervised by an attending physician or resident / intern / staff PA team. The PA student obtains complete medical histories, performs physical examinations, develops working differential diagnoses, orders and interprets appropriate laboratory and other diagnostic tests, performs therapeutic procedures, arrives at a final diagnosis and develops a comprehensive treatment plan.

Rotations take place in in-patient and out-patient settings such as hospitals, clinics, private practices, emergency departments, and long term care facilities. We have a wide variety of superb affiliation sites in the greater New York metropolitan area where students come into contact with diverse patient populations. Below is a partial list of our hospital affiliation sites for the 2013 clinical year.

Hospital Affiliation Sites

Atlantic Health System (Overlook Hospital, Morristown Memorial Hospital) New Jersey Pediatrics, Trauma, Neurosurgey
Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center (BIMC) Manhattan Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Mt. Sinai BIMC Kings Highway Division Brooklyn Emergency Medicine
Columbia Presbyterian / Cornell Manhattan Internal Medicine, Transplant, Hematology/Oncology
Jacobi Hospital Bronx Surgery, Trauma, Psychiatry
Jamaica Hospital Queens Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
Jersey Shore Medical Center New Jersey Emergency Medicine
Kings County Hospital Center Brooklyn OB/GYN, Psychiatry
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Brooklyn Long Term Care
Lenox Hill Hospital (Northwell Health) Manhattan Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, CT Surgery
Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Northwell Health) Nassau Internal Medicine, General Surgery, ENT
NYU Lutheran Medical Center Brooklyn Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
Maimonides Medical Center Brooklyn General Surgery, Internal Medicine
Metropolitan Hospital Center Manhattan Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, General Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center, North Division Bronx Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
Forest Hills Hospital (Northwell Health) Queens General Surgey, OB/GYN
North Shore University Hospital (Northwell Health) Long Island OB/GYN, Emergency Medicine
Manhattan VA Manhattan Internal Medicine, Surgery, SICU, Neurosurgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Manhattan Oncology
Montefiore New Rochelle New Rochelle OB/GYN
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Manhattan ENT
NYU Langone Medical Center Manhattan Internal Medicine, Surgery, Long Term Care
Hospital for Joint Disease (NYULMC) Manhattan Ortho
North Central Bronx Bronx Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
Riverview Medical Center New Jersey Psychiatry, Surgery
St. Alban's VA Hospital Queens Long Term Care
St. Joseph's Medical Center Paterson, NJ Surgery, Internal Medicine
Staten Island University Hospital (Northwell Health) Staten Island Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery
White Plains Medical Center Westchester Emergency Medicine
Winthrop Hospital Long Island Neurosurgery