Clinical

The clinical phase is divided into three consecutive semesters over 16 months, during which students are provided with supervised clinical practice experiences through nine rotations, each lasting five weeks and are 5 credits each. Rotation assignments are made by the program; students are not required to arrange for their own clinical placements. Clinical rotations consist of eight required core disciplines, one elective rotation.

During the clinical phase learning experience, you will develop your identity as a health care practitioner and a member of the professional health care team. The rotations take place in hospitals, clinics, or private settings throughout the five boroughs and in Long Island. Some of our sites include Beth Israel Medical Center, Maimonides Hospital, Elmhurst General Hospital, Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office, Montefiore Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC). 

The clinical year also includes graduate coursework and completion of a master's project. Students are also required to complete HS 668 Community Service before the sixth rotation (required- 1 credit; graduation requirement mandated by the School of Health Sciences). The following is a list of the second year curriculum courses offered in each semester:

Clinical Phase

Fourth Semester Clinical

Course Credit
PACN 660-687 Rotation 1 5
PACN 660-687 Rotation 2 5
PACN 660-687 Rotation 3 5
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Totals 16

Fifth Semester Clinical Year

Course Credit
PACN 660-687 Rotation 4 5
PACN 660-687 Rotation 5 5
PACN 660-687 Rotation 6 5
Totals 15

Sixth Semester Clinical year

Course Credit
PACN 660-687 Rotation 7 5
PACN 660-687 Rotation 8 5
PACN 660-687 Rotation 9 5
Totals 15

Seventh Semester Clinical year

The addition of a culminating semester will allow us to move some of the Masters course work from the clinical year to an additional semester, reducing the stressors the students face during the clinical year.

Course Credit
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PACN 660-687 Rotation 10 5
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Totals: 17