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Employment Policy

  • Students may be eligible for employment through the Work-Study program of the University. PA students are not eligible to work in the PA Department. In addition, PA students may not substitute for, or function as, instructional faculty, clinical staff and/or administrative staff.

    Employment during the didactic phase of the PA Program is not recommended. Demanding courses and time constraints are to be expected. Employment during the clinical phase of the PA Program is strongly discouraged. Students will spend an average of 40 hours per week at their clinical site, plus complete reading assignments to prepare for end of rotation exams. Students may need to relocate every five weeks, precluding steady employment. Students who choose to work may jeopardize performance and continuation in the program.