Physician’s Assistant Clinical Residency Program
Camarena Health is affiliated with the A.T. Still University’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program as a community health center campus for clinical education. In August of 2016, five 2nd-year PA students were placed in our health centers for their clinical learning year.
The PA Clinical Residency Program provides one year of hands-on, intense clinical learning modules rotating every six weeks. The students in this program must complete and excel in the following clinical rotation areas:
- Internal Medicine
- Behavioral Health
- Family Medicine
- General Surgery
- Emergency Room
- Women’s Health
- Elective in Specialty Area
The clinical residency program provides the PA students with a diverse experience, enabling each student to become better prepared for their future work as a provider in a community healthcare setting.
“Camarena Health provided me the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed to become prepared and confident in delivering care. I am learning more than expected in my clinical rotation, which will make me a better clinician in the future.” – Lesley Nakata ATSU PA Student
“Camarena has been the best experience that I could have asked for when thinking about clinical rotations. They’ve exceeded my expectations, followed through with all their promises, and delivered great experiences. Thank you Camarena Health for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow through the excellent rotations you provided.” – Joshua Hesson ATSU PA Student
“One thing I tell my students is to not lose sight of the satisfaction you get from doing something you love and really making a difference in people’s lives.” – Dr. Nomicos Camarena Health Physician
This program was implemented in line with our core operating value of Leadership – Camarena Health is a leader in the community as well as the healthcare industry by setting the standard for quality clinical outcomes, excelling in patient satisfaction, and being proactive and responsive in meeting the diverse needs of the community.