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Required Rotations

PAS 901 - Family Medicine

This rotation takes place in an ambulatory/outpatient or clinic setting. The Family Medicine rotation provides students with practical clinical experience in working with the ambulatory patient who presents with acute or chronic disease.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses in the didactic phase


PAS 902 - Emergency Medicine
This rotation takes place in the emergency department of a hospital. The Emergency Medicine rotation provides students with practical clinical experience working with acute medical and surgical emergencies.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses in the didactic phase.


PAS 903 - Internal Medicine
This rotation takes place in a hospital and/or outpatient setting. The Internal Medicine rotation provides students with practical clinical experience in working with the hospitalized or ambulatory patient who presents with acute or chronic disease, and who is routinely seen by an internist.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses in the didactic phase.


PAS 904 - Women's Health
This rotation takes place in a hospital, clinic or private practice setting. The Women’s Health rotation provides students with practical clinical experience in the differential diagnosis, evaluation and management of normal and abnormal women’s health conditions.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses in the didactic phase.


PAS 905 - Pediatrics
This rotation takes place in a hospital, clinic or private office setting. The Pediatrics
rotation provides students with practical clinical experience in working with the pediatric patient.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses in the didactic phase.


PAS 906 - Surgery
This rotation takes place on the surgical service. Students should attend conferences, lectures and perform on-call duties as required. The Surgery rotation provides students with exposure to the care and treatment of the surgical patient.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses in the didactic phase.


PAS 907 - Behavioral Medical

This one-month rotation takes place in a behavioral health setting. The setting may include one or more of the following: specialized geriatric or chronic care facility, nursing home, hospice center, inpatient or outpatient psychiatric facility, or any other approved setting. The Behavior Medicine rotation provides students with practical clinical experience in identifying, evaluating and referring patients presenting with common and/or emergent psychiatric problems.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses in the didactic phase.


Elective Rotations

PAS 909, 910, 911, and 912 
There are four elective rotations. The electives consist of rotations that the Physician Assistant program coordinates throughout the Central Ohio area in various aspects of primary care and specialty/subspecialty medicine.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses in the didactic phase. 


Professional Development

PAS 950 - Transition to Practice
This will take place in the final semester of the Clinical phase. This course will incorporate the PACKRAT examination, comprehensive exam, OSCE’s, various learning modules, lectures and case presentations as components of the student’s summative evaluation. An exit interview will be conducted as an assessment of the program and students performance and to enhance the student’s transition into clinical practice.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses in the didactic phase.