Clinical instructors are a key ingredient in educating the next generation of PAs. The clinical training of PA students follows the medical student training, including the “see one, do one” approach for clinical procedures. PA clinical education includes core rotations in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, women’s health, general surgery, and emergency medicine. We are also open to specialty rotations as each student is able to complete an elective. If you would like to participate in the clinical education of PA students, please fill out the form.
“The student is extremely eager to learn and has been great with patients. He is also a great ambassador for our profession . . . He has been universally well-liked by my colleagues as well for his professionalism, great sense of humor and calm demeanor. He is going to be a great PA, and I hope we can convince him to work at Boynton when he graduates.” Jacob Wasson, PA-C at Boynton Health
“I want to stress how happy we have been with the quality of students from Augsburg. They have all been fantastic. I hope that in the future we will be able to take more students from your school.” Erin Dehn, PA-C, Cardiology APP Supervisor at Regions Hospital
“I was very pleased with the experience that I had with [my student]. He is a fantastic student and if he is representative of your program, you all are doing a fantastic job! I wanted to let you know that given how well he did I would like to be on the shortlist for PA preceptors.” Nate Gilbertson, PA-C at Gateway Family Health Clinic
To evaluate student performance, Augsburg PA utilizes New Innovations. Preceptors will be requested twice during the rotation to provide feedback. The mid-evaluation should be used as a tool to discuss with your student where they are now and how they can improve. Each preceptor is provided their own login information prior to the student arriving. If you become locked out, a staff member can reset your password temporarily. Here are the steps to follow in order to access the system:
Students have syllabi and objectives for each rotation. They should be sharing this with you within the first few days of the rotation. Additionally, reference this guide whether you are considering precepting a student, or already have one. After each core rotation, students will be tested on their knowledge. Topic lists for each rotation can be found on the PAEA website: https://paeaonline.org/assessment/end-of-rotation/content/
Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC) Information
The Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC) Grant, administered by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), distributes grants annually to providers of clinical medical education. Learn about the Clinical Training Site Eligibility Requirements.
PA preceptors may be awarded 0.5 CME credits per 2 weeks of clinical teaching. If the preceptor has more than one student at a time, they may be awarded an additional 0.25 CME credits per student per 2 weeks. PAs may earn a maximum of 10 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for clinical precepting during any single calendar year. All preceptors desiring Category 1 CME through AAPA must disclose any relevant financial relationships with industry to Augsburg University as all AAPA CME Standards must be followed.
If you are interested in being awarded CME for precepting out students, please email firstname.lastname@example.org within that calendar year. *Note: We are unable to award credit from previous years due to submission standards. The email should contain the following information:
- Name of student you precepted
- Dates when you worked with student
- Any relevant financial relationship with industry as per AAPA CME Criteria. If this does not apply, please include N/A in your email.