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|