Precepting

Precepting is an integral piece of Red Rocks Physician Assistant education of PA students.

Physicians (MD/DO), PAs, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives can precept.

Clinical mentoring offers the opportunity for professional and personal development while mentoring PA students at various stages of clinical education. Modeling provided by preceptors, in all types of clinical settings, provides students with a tremendous learning experience.

If you precept, we want to thank you for the generous donation of time you spend assisting in the clinical education of Red Rocks PA Program students.

Here’s what our preceptors say about our students:

“[This student] is well beyond her level of training, and her professional demeanor, work ethic, and emotional intelligence make her an absolute joy to work with. She is independent functioning, but knows her limitations and is comfortable asking for help when she needs it. Easily one of the best students I have ever worked with in the Emergency Department.”
- Denver Health Emergency Physician

“[This student] is an excellent role model for the Red Rocks PA Program! She has much better clinical skills than any other student I have worked with before. It is clear she has devoted herself to becoming the best PA she can be."
- Internal Medicine PA

Upcoming clinical rotation schedules:

Class of 2020:

Remaining Rotations:

  • #7         March 30 - April 29, 2020
  • #8         May 4 - 27, 2020
  • #9         June 1 - 24, 2020
  • #10       June 29 - July 29, 2020
  • #11       August 3 - 26, 2020
  • #12       August 31 - September 23, 2020
  • #13       September 28 - October 21, 2020 

Class of 2021:

  • #1         July 29 - August 26, 2020
  • #2         August 31 - September 23, 2020
  • #3         November 16 - December 31, 2020
  • #4         January 4 - 27, 2021
  • #5         February 1 - 24, 2021
  • #6         March 1 - April 2, 2021
  • #7         April 5 - 28, 2021
  • #8         May 3 - 26, 2021
  • #9         May 31 - June 30, 2021
  • #10       July 5 -  28, 2021
  • #11       August 2 - 25, 2021
  • #12       August 30 - September 22, 2021
  • #13       September 27 - October 20, 2021

The requirements our students have to complete for each rotation include:

  • Direct patient care with as much hands on experience as you feel comfortable allowing
  • Between 36-70 hours per week of direct patient care
  • Completion of technical competencies as defined by the syllabus for this rotation
  • A mid-term and final evaluation by the preceptor of record with added input for others involved in the student’s training.
  • Complete logging of all their patient contacts in Exxat© PA Student Tracking program.

We are happy to provide you with any material needed to be a more effective mentor.

Once again, THANK YOU on behalf of all the students and faculty at RRCC PA Program.

If you would like to train a student on clinical rotations, do not hesitate to click on the Become a Preceptor link on the left sidebar of this page.


For more information on opportunities for preceptors see below:

Category I CME credit for preceptors

Preceptor Handout

Rural Preceptor Tax Credit

Community Based Professor title with access to RRCC medical library resources

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