Yale Physician Associate students complete their clinical rotations in a variety of venues. Inpatient settings include tertiary care hospitals, community hospitals and long-term care facilities in the State of Connecticut. Outpatient experiences occur at community health centers, university clinics, urgent care centers, and private practice settings. The majority of rotations are completed in the State of Connecticut, although some mandatory and elective experiences are available out of state and vary based on availability and area of interest.
Institutions such as Yale-New Haven Hospital (York Street and St. Raphael campuses), Yale Health, and the Nathan Smith Clinic are within the city limits of New Haven. Clerkship sites within commuting distance of New Haven include: VAMC West Haven, Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, Hartford Hospital, Bristol Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, Northeast Medical Group Clinics (NEMG) and private practices around the state.
Rotation sites around the state of Connecticut include but are not limited to:
- New Haven
- New London
- West Haven
- West Hartford
- Westerly, RI
The majority of the clinical preceptors within the Yale New Haven Health System are full time, ladder faculty or have voluntary faculty appointments with the Yale School of Medicine. Some sites afford students the opportunity to work with teams of medical staff including medical students while others provide one-to-one precepting by a physician or physician assistant.