NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

450 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant • Behavioral Health (six weeks) • Elective (four weeks) • Graduate Project (each semester) Each required rotation has assigned readings and learning objectives. At the end of each required rotation, a written, comprehensive subject examination is administered and must be passed. The six-week selective rotation requires the submission of documents as defined in the Orlando Clinical Handbook and rotation syllabi as related to the rotation. A comprehensive, written, summative examination is administered as a component of the four-week elective and must be passed. During rotations, students will be supervised by licensed practitioners and will actively participate in patient assessments, perform common laboratory procedures, interpret common diagnostic examinations, and help manage common medical problems as required by the program and the ARC-PA standards. Testing will occur on scheduled end-ofrotation days (EORs). OSCE, PACKRAT, and other testing may occur as scheduled during EORs. Comprehensive, computerized patient logs are to be completed and submitted as directed prior to EORs. Weekly ExamMaster tests must be submitted to advisers at the scheduled times. The work hours during clinical rotations are set by the preceptor and can include evening and weekend hours. Students are required to work a minimum of 32 hours per week, however, many rotation sites require a greater student participation. Upon completion of the course of study, students will have earned a Master of Medical Science (M.M.S.) in Physician Assistant degree. Graduates will be eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. The role of the physician assistant requires a high level of expertise and responsibility. The applicant must possess the ability and desire to complete a rigorous academic and clinical program and make a commitment to lifelong learning and becoming a professional.