MSPAS Clinic

MSPAS: Clinical Preceptor

Clinical Preceptor Section Table of Contents

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Clinical Preceptor Information

The North Central MSPAS program is community-based and relies heavily on our clinical instructional faculty located at affiliated hospitals and clinics. Our clinical partners provide their time, experience and clinical acumen to allow our class of 32 clinical students to meet the competency goals of their core-rotations and elective experiences.

North Central’s partnership with our clinical associates is meant to be mutually beneficial, both for the student and the preceptor. Below please find important information about our program and professional benefits for committed preceptors. The following are available for interested clinical preceptors:

Primary Care Didactic Longitudinal Curriculum

The aim of the first year longitudinal curriculum is to help students develop their interpersonal and relationship building skills, as well as learn some basic foundational clinical skills they will be putting into practice during their second year. The anticipated time commitment is 3 hours per week.

Core Rotations

The North Central MSPAS program has 7 core rotations lasting 6 weeks, and one 4 week elective rotation in any primary care or surgical specialty. Each core rotation has a clinical syllabus with learning outcomes. Minimum of 36 hours per week. Overnight call or work night shifts acceptable.

Inpatient:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Elective

Outpatient:

  • Pediatrics
  • Behavioral Health
  • Family Practice
  • Women's Health
  • Primary Care Elective

 

Core-Clinical Rotation Dates

2023 core-clinical rotation dates are as follows:
Clinical Rotation Dates Clinical Rotation Dates
#1 January 16th- February 22nd, 2023 #5 July 3rd- August 9th, 2023
#2 February 27th-April 5th, 2023 #6 August 14th- September 20th, 2023
#3 April 10th- May 17th, 2023 #7 September 25th- November 1st, 2023
#4 May 22nd- June 28th, 2023 #8* November 6th- November 29th, 2023
  • Each core rotation has a clinical syllabus with learning outcomes.
  • One clinical preceptor of record will be assigned to student, but multiple acceptable.
  • Minimum of 36 hours per week.
  • Overnight call or work night shifts acceptable.
  • All students will be certified BLS, PALS, ACLS.
  • Immunization titers, QuantiFERON gold, Criminal background/Sex Offender, Drug Screen on all students.

Contact Information

If you are interested in becoming a clinical preceptor for the MSPAS program at North Central College or clinical faculty appointment, please contact our PA Program Director for further information. You will receive a follow-up call to meet with our Director of Clinical Education for further discussion, planning and hopeful placement of students. Our Director of Clinical Education will visit your clinical site and share our Preceptor Expectations, Preceptor Handbook, Clinical Handbook and course specific syllabi and student assessments with you. The program will maintain communication throughout the rotation and closely monitor the student’s progress.

Thank you for your interest and please contact Rebecca Mitchell, PA Program Coordinator to begin the process at bmitchell1334@noctrl.edu.

Clinical Preceptor Interest Form

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