Q: Where are the clinical sites during the second phase of the program?
A: Students can expect to do clinical rotations in South Dakota.
Q: Is housing provided for students at all clinical sites?
A: Some housing is provided for students free of charge, but in most cases, students will be responsible for finding and securing housing at clinical sites. Students are responsible for their own travel, meals and lodging during the clinical year. Students are encouraged to budget for this expense when planning their clinical rotations.
Q: Will I have input to where my clinical rotations will be?
A: Students work with the clinical coordinator to ensure each student has a chance to assist picking out electives in the clinical year. Rotations are assigned by the clinical coordinator. Students are not allowed to arrange their own clinical rotations.
Q: Can I work and attend PA school at the same time?
A: It is not recommended that you be employed and attend the PA Program at the same time. The time commitment for attending the PA Program is too great. It is not recommended that you be employed during the didactic phase of the program, and it is not allowed during the clinical year. Required program activities cannot be altered by outside activities. Outside obligations cannot interfere or impede class attendance or completion of assignments of program requirements. Students are not permitted to perform any clerical, administrative, or physical work for the PA program. Students must not substitute for faculty or staff by performing any administrative, clerical, or clinical duties while on supervised clinical education rotations.