A pivotal component of the Program is the incorporation of a primary care preceptor throughout the entire clinical component of the program.
The clinical experience is structured on a rotating basis with on-campus didactic sessions, this allows for an ongoing student-preceptor-faculty relationship and educational experience. The clinical experience is not considered a practicum or an internship, but is an integral part of the student's learning process.
In accordance with the most recent ARC-PA standards, applying with a primary care preceptor is no longer a part of our admissions process. Upon acceptance into the program, students will work with the UND DPAS clinical education team for all primary care and specialty rotation placements. Students may not contact any known or prospective preceptors, or attempt to establish their own clinical rotations. Clinical rotations may occur in any geographical area that the program deems fit to meet program requirements and national accreditation standards which are of utmost priority.
The Primary Care Preceptor Overview provides further information for the physician and/or physician assistant preceptor regarding program expectations and preceptor responsibilities.