Employment Policy Students may be eligible for employment through the work study program of the University. PA students will not be required to work in the PA Department and will not substitute for or function as instructional faculty, clinical or administrative staff. PA students are eligible to be hired as graduate assistants through the University. Employment during the PA Program is not recommended because of demanding courses and time constraints which should be expected. Employment during the clinical year of the PA Program is strongly discouraged. Students will spend an average of forty hours on clinical site, plus complete reading in preparation for exams. Students may also need to relocate every five weeks, precluding steady employment. Students who choose to work may jeopardize their performance and continuation in the program.