Q: Where are the clinical sites during the second phase of the program?
A: You 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 you free of charge, but in most cases, you will be responsible for finding and securing housing at clinical sites. You are responsible for your own travel, meals and lodging during the clinical year. You are encouraged to budget for this expense when planning your clinical rotations.
Q: Will I have input to where my clinical rotations will be?
A:You will work with the clinical coordinator to ensure you have a chance to assist picking out electives in the clinical year. Rotations are assigned by the clinical coordinator. You are not allowed to arrange your 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. You are not permitted to perform any clerical, administrative or physical work for the PA program. You must not substitute for faculty or staff by performing any administrative, clerical or clinical duties while on supervised clinical education rotations.