Completion of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) with a grade of 70% or better is required for progression to the clinical year.
Clinical rotations are a critical part of PA training. After successfully completing the didactic portion of the program in the first year, the subsequent 12 months are spent in clinical rotations. Rotations are assigned at a variety of medical settings. Because of Northeastern’s recognized focus on practice-oriented education and the PA Program’s longevity and reputation in the field, we can offer students a wide variety of clinical opportunities at hospitals, clinics, private practitioner’s offices, and multispecialty clinics. All students experience a broad diversity of patient populations and practice sites.
Students do not need to find their own clinical placements. We have long-standing relationships with many sites and supervisors and are able to place students in rotations. Free housing is usually provided for distant rotations. Every student receives an individualized rotation schedule and completes a 5-week clinical rotation in each of the following areas of medicine. The sequence varies for each student.
Family Practice Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Only the elective rotation is chosen by the student and may be done in any medical specialty either in this country or abroad. The Clinical Coordinator must approve all elective rotations to ensure they fulfill learning objectives and provide adequate supervision.
Completion of a schlolarly project by the end of the second year is required for graduation.