The Physician Assistant curriculum is designed to be a full-time professional graduate program. It consists of a very demanding course load with a great deal of time spent in class, clinical experiences and study. Given the rigorous nature of the program, most students find it difficult, if not impossible, to work.
We encourage the student to seek outside sources of support (scholarships, loans, etc.) and devote as much time as possible to their professional education. While enrolled in the program, it is imperative that the student’s primary focus is the educational process. Employment, therefore, is strongly discouraged.
Should a student’s financial responsibilities require per diem work, he or she may not work within the physician assistant program or serve as or substitute for instructional faculty for any component of the curriculum. Additionally, students are prohibited from substituting for clerical and/or clinical personnel during didactic year pre-clinical experiences and clinical year rotations.