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GPHAS 621: Emergency Medicine Rotation This five week clinical experience is designed to stress the evaluation and management of both medical and surgical problems of the ambulatory patient in an acute care situation. Students gain experience in the initial evaluation of patients in the emergency setting, perform problem specific examinations, practice minor surgery skills, and participate in the management of orthopedic problems. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the senior year clinical and didactic courses. 5 credits GPHAS 622: Family Medicine Rotation IV This five week clinical experience is designed to familiarize the student with all aspects of Family Practice in ambulatory, inpatient and long-term care settings. The student, through the collection and acquisition of historical, physical and laboratory data, develops an understanding of patient evaluation and treatment under the supervision of physicians or mid-level practitioners. This clinical rotation will emphasize the evaluation and treatment of conditions common at the primary care level and the appropriate health maintenance measures for different age groups from infancy to geriatrics. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the senior year clinical and didactic courses. 5 credits GPHAS 623: Elective Rotation I This five week clinical experience is designed to acquaint the student with the role of the physician assistant in practice. Students train under the supervision of a physician or midlevel provider in an office/or hospital setting. Through this clinical rotation the student will gain an in-depth exposure to a wide-spectrum of acute and chronic patient problems. This experience can occur in a clinical area that has already been experienced by the student or a specialty area of the student’s choosing. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the senior year clinical and didactic courses. 5 credits GPHAS 624: Elective Rotation II This five week clinical experience is designed to acquaint the student with the role of the physician assistant in practice. Students train under the supervision of a physician or midlevel provider in an office/or hospital setting. Through this clinical rotation the student will gain an in-depth exposure to a wide-spectrum of acute and chronic patient problems. This experience can occur in a clinical area that has already been experienced by the student or a specialty area of the student’s choosing. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the senior year clinical and didactic courses. 5 credits GPHAS 631: Research/Project Guidance Students complete a research project (including analysis of data and reporting results) using the scientific method to answer a question in clinical practice, under the direction of a research/ project advisor. Projects may use a variety of methodologies. Students will finalize a power point presentation and/or poster for presentation or display. 2 credits GPHAS 634: Clinical & Professional Capstone Graduation from an accredited PA program qualifies an individual to take the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE). Successful completion of PANCE is mandatory for clinical practice as a PA. As the student works to achieve professional status as a PA, the Clinical and Professional Capstone allows for an opportunity to merge the clinical rotation experience with classroom learning through a high yield didactic approach and culminating with the program Summative Examination. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of requisite knowledge for the graduating PA student. Emphasis will be placed on identified organ systems and task areas that are consistent with the NCCPA Examination Content Blueprint for the PANCE. Additionally, the Clinical and Professional Capstone will focus on the application of knowledge and skills for clinical practice case study and evidence based medicine facilitating the transition from student to medical provider. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Graduate phase of the Physician Assistant program. 2 credits

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