PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Anesthesia 2023–2024 138 not met by the end of the course for any reason, the student will be sent to the CSP, which may result in course failure, course repeat with program extension, and/or immediate dismissal from the program (even without any prior failure on record). If a student fails a clinical course, the student will be sent to the CSP and may be dismissed. • If a preceptor or supervisor requests that a student be removed from a clinical site, the student will be automatically suspended pending a hearing by the CSP, which may result in course repeat with program extension, course failure, and/or immediate dismissal from the program (even without any prior failure on record). Academic Warning/Probation/Dismissal The program complies with the PCHCS policies related to academic warning, academic probation, and dismissal. Additional policies may apply at the discretion of the program director. Withdrawal Students who wish to withdraw from the program must submit a written voluntary withdrawal request via email to the program director who will evaluate the student’s request. The withdrawal period ends three weeks prior to the end of the semester. Students who wish to withdraw outside of this time frame must provide documentation of medical—or other circumstances—which warrant this exception. Once a class has been completed, the student does not have the option to withdraw. Clinical Rotations The first year of study focuses on the foundations of anesthesia practice through classroom, mock operating room scenarios and studies, and laboratory work. Clinical experience during the first year will increase as the year progresses. The senior year (semesters five, six, and seven) will consist of clinical rotations assigned in intervals ranging from one to three months. During the senior year, clinical rotations are full time and may involve several specialty areas in anesthesia, including, but not limited to, general surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, genito-urinary surgery, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, transplantation, and trauma. Clinical rotations include days, evenings, nights, weekends, and on-call—depending upon the rotation. All AA students on clinical rotations must maintain a functional cell phone at all times during their clinical rotations. This expense will be the student’s responsibility. To facilitate communications, AA students must provide the AA program with their cell phone number and inform the program in advance of any changes. Students must comply with all policies and procedures of both the clinical sites and NSU. The clinical curriculum of the program requires students to travel to hospitals to participate in clinical rotations that will consist of days, nights, weekends, and various call shifts. It is the responsibility of each student to have a reliable form of transportation prior to entering the AA program. This expense is the student’s responsibility.