Become a MUSC Physician Assistant Studies Clinical Preceptor

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at MUSC’s College of Health Professions aims to provide the comprehensive didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction necessary to produce competent, caring physician assistants (PA). Graduates will be prepared to practice as members of the health care team and will help to increase access to care for all people.
Utilization of a practicing PA can help improve patient flow in high census outpatient clinics and in-patient settings and help decrease appointment delays. This helps to optimize patient satisfaction and care while meeting the challenges of the current provider shortages affecting many of our states.

Clinical Education

After 15 months of course and laboratory work, the curriculum culminates in a 12-month clinical phase where second-year PA students complete 45 weeks of clinical rotations. They include rotations in mental health, women’s health, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, surgery, an adjunct clinical experience (ACE), and an elective of the student’s choosing.

Get Involved

You can help prepare future physician assistants and impact patient care. The Division of Physician Assistant Studies at MUSC is always looking for new opportunities to expand its resources and to provide unique clinical opportunities for our students. We are currently seeking MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs to serve as clinical preceptors in the areas of women’s health, mental health, surgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and family medicine. Other specialty areas may also be of need.

Benefits of Being a Clinical Preceptor

  • Give back to the medical community
  • Possible financial incentives
  • Clinical affiliate faculty status for qualifying preceptors
  • Access to the MUSC online library*, including Up-to-Date, PubMed, and Access Medicine (*clinical affiliate faculty status required to access the online library)
  • Category 1 CME is available for PAs and category 2 CME is available for MDs/DOs/NPs

If you are interested in becoming a clinical preceptor, please contact Traci Coward, MPH, | 843-876-8305 or Meredith Provost, MSPAS, PA-C, | 843-876-9899