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Work Policy

Due to the labor and time intensive nature of the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program, students are discouraged from working while enrolled in the Program.

Any student who chooses to work while in the program is expected to attend scheduled classes and fulfill all stated activities of the program. A student who chooses to work may not switch classes, labs, special assignments or clinical rotations to accommodate their work schedule.

If the student’s academic or clinical performance falls below the minimum program standard, the program director may recommend a student’s termination of employment. This recommendation will be made in writing and placed in the students file.

Students are not at any time required to perform work duties for the PA program.

Students are not permitted to substitute for clinical or administrative staff during supervised clinical practice experiences. Violation of these policies will result in a referral to the Progress Committee.