Precepting is an integral component of Red Rocks Physician Assistant student education.

Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA's), Nurse Practitioners (NP's) and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM's) can precept.

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

If you currently precept, we wholeheartedly 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 2021 – Graduating Nov 13 of 2021

Thank you to all who precepted making it possible for anohter on time graduation despite continued pandemic challenges!


Class of 2022 – Graduating Nov 2022

Piloting NEW longer rotation experiences (approximately 6 weeks) starting in 2022, see below for the revised schedule

Rotation 6 :  3/28/22 – 5/4/22 (March/April/May)

Rotation 7 :  5/9/22 – 6/15/22 (May/June)

Rotation 8 :  6/20/22 – 7/27/22 (June/July)

Rotation 9 :  8/3/22 - 9/7/22 (August/September)

Rotation 10 :  9/12/22 - 10/26/22 (September/October)


Class of 2023 – Graduating Nov 2023

Rotation 1a : 8/1/22 - 8/31/22 (August)

Rotation 1b : 9/1/22 – 9/29/22 (September)

Rotation 2 :  11/14/22 – 12/30/22 ( November/December)

Rotation 3 :  1/2/23 - 2/8/23 (January/February)

Rotation 4 :  2/13/23 - 3/24/23 (February/March)

Rotation 5 :  3/27/23 – 5/3/23 (March/April/May)

Rotation 6 :  5/8/23 - 6/14/23 (May/June)

Rotation 7 :  6/19/23 - 7/26/23 (June/July)

Rotation 8 :  8/2/23 – 9/6/23 (August/September)

Rotation 9 :  9/11/23 - 10/25/23 (September/October)


Student rotation completion requirements 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, we accept part-time opportunities and creatively match with other host teams to attain these hours
  • 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 from others involved in the student’s training
  • Complete logging (by student) of all patient contacts in Exxat© PA Student Tracking program


Additional preceptor training materials include:

Preceptor Handbook

Preceptor Handout

ECHO Colorado (Offer Preceptor Training Occasionally)

AHEC - Near Lite : Precepting 101 March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (2021) from 730 - 830 am CME offered


Once again, THANK YOU on behalf of our students and the RRCC PA Program Team.


If you would like to mentor a student on clinical rotations, please 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

Rural Preceptor Tax Credit

AAPA Clinical Preceptor Recognition Program

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