ARC-PA 5th ed Standard B1.05
The student is expected to adhere to the same high ethical and professional standards required of certified PAs. The professional conduct of the student is evaluated on an ongoing basis throughout the clinical phase of the program. Violations of standards of professional conduct are subject to disciplinary actions administered by GWU and by the program per the GWU Code of Conduct found in the Graduate Studies Handbook. Additionally, the GWU Department of PA Studies has explained the expectations of clinical year PA students to apply to the clinical environment. Preceptors are directed to contact the DCE (or ADCE) immediately if they have any concerns about the student’s professionalism.
Examples of unprofessional behavior include, but are not limited to, the following:
ARC-PA 5th ed Standards A3.07, A3.08
While adhering to professional standards, the student is expected to perform the following activities during the SCPE:
GWU is a university of faith, and an essential element of faith is gratitude. Therefore, to demonstrate appreciation for preceptors and their staff who assist in PA education, it is highly recommended that the student sends “Thank You” notes at the conclusion of each SCPE.
ARC-PA 5th ed Standards B3.01, B3.02, B3.03, B3.04, B3.05, B3.06, B3.07, B4.01, B4.02, B4.03
The program is responsible for the following aspects of the educational environment and activities during the clinical phase of the program:
ARC-PA 5th ed Standard A2.16, B3.06, B3.07
Preceptor responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
ARC-PA 5th ed Standard A2.16, B3.06
The following are goals and ideas to offer as a means of providing efficient and effective training of the PA student:
This approach provides a nice flow and rhythm for day-to-day learning and limits the loss of revenue/time spent with patients for the preceptor.