Student Work Policy

Physician Assistant Studies

(ARC-PA Standard A3.04, A3.05, A3.06, A3.14h)

Effective Date: 7/1/2017

Working for the PA Studies Program (ARC-PA Standard A3.04)  

PA students are prohibited from working for the program while enrolled in the program.  

Students Substituting as Instructional Faculty (ARC-PA Standard A3.05)

Students shall not substitute for or function as instructional faculty.  

Students with specific prior knowledge, experience and skills may assist faculty in didactic and laboratory sessions to share their knowledge and skills. Students are not to be the primary instructor or instructor of record for any component of the curriculum.  

Clinical Practical Experiences -Substituting as Staff (ARC-PA Standard A3.06)

During clinical practical experiences, students cannot substitute for clinical or administrative staff.  

Student and outside Employment (ARC-PA Standard A3.14h)

Due to the intensity and high standards of the program, it is advisable that students are prepared and focused as they progress through the curriculum. Students are strongly discouraged from seeking or maintaining employment while enrolled in the program.

If a PA student chooses to work during the program, it is his/her responsibility to ensure that employment does not interfere with or hinder academic progress. Program expectations, assignments, deadlines, examinations and other student responsibilities will not be altered or adjusted to accommodate a working student and it is expected that the student employment will not interfere with the student's learning experience.

Rev. 6/6/18