During supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPE), students apply the knowledge, technical and critical thinking skills aquired in the didactic phase of the program to patients in various health care settings.
Under the supervision of clinical preceptors, students acquire the competencies needed for clinical PA practice. They are exposed to diverse patient populations across the life span in the disciplines of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, long term care, and behavioral health.
Beginning in the fifth semester, students participate in 10 supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs) over approximately 15 months. Two of the ten SCPEs (clinical rotations) are electives. Clinical rotation assignments are made by the program; students are not required to arrange for their own clinical placements.
During each five- week SCPE (clinical rotation), physician assistant students obtain exposure to the scope of practice in medical or surgical disciplines. As an integral part of the inter-disiplinary health-care team, the PA student is assigned to and supervised by a clinical preceptor. The PA student obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, develops working differential diagnoses/assessments, orders and interprets appropriate laboratory and other diagnostic tests, performs therapeutic procedures, arrives at a final diagnosis and develops a comprehensive treatment plan.
Supervised clinical practice experiences occur within out-patient and in-patient settings such as hospitals, clinics, private practices, emergency departments, and long term care facilities. We have a wide variety of excellent clinical sites in the greater New York metropolitan and Long Island area where students interact with diverse patient populations. Below is a partial list of our clinical affiliation sites.
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|