What is the curriculum of the PA Program at Butler?
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Please click on the following link to find PA curriculum.
What sort of skills will I be asked to develop in my students?
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The general skill set is outlined on the form entitled Rotation
Objectives. The types of procedures for which PAs may typically be
trained are outlined on the form entitled Procedure Tracking.
Objectives and Procedures
What are my responsibilities as a preceptor?
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Preceptor responsibilities can be reviewed below. Forms used by
the program to evaluate student performance will be forwarded to
you as students are assigned. Prompt completion and return of these
forms to the program is critical, and your cooperation is
- Provide the student with a structurally sound and safe facility
in which to work. (This implies that the facility meets or exceeds
all requirements of local building codes and is generally deemed
- Provide the students with a facility that endorses the general
requirements of Standard Precautions and in which health care
personnel practice in accordance with generally acceptable
standards regarding the handling of sharp objects (blades, needles,
etc.) and potentially infectious materials.
- Practice in accordance with the AMA's Code of Medical Ethics
(and/or another professional ethical code in alignment with the
preceptor's profession) and meet or exceed legal requirements for
the practice of medicine in the state of Indiana.
- Provide opportunities for the PA Program Clinical Coordinator
(or designated representative) to make scheduled, on-site
- Abide by the rules and regulations of Butler University and the
Office of the Clinical Coordinator, including but not limited to:
- Providing a timely written evaluation of the student using the
evaluation forms provided by the program.
- Providing the student with appropriate supervision and never
allowing a student to perform or order any intervention on, or
provide any disposition for, a patient before staffing the
- Never requiring students to perform clerical, administrative or
personal work for you or your facility or using students to
substitute for regular clinical or administrative staff. Note,
participation in clerical, administrative, and/or clinical
activities may be required if and only if the primary purpose of
the participation is to facilitate the educational process.
- Providing the student with access to the range of patient
diversity and variety available in your practice, including
operating room experiences for surgical practices.
What are the benefits associated with being a preceptor?
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As a consequence of the faculty appointment, you are eligible to
receive a variety of "courtesy benefits" as listed below. Please
call the numbers listed for specific instructions on claiming these
- Use of university libraries (940-9235).
- Campus 1-day guest parking passes, contact PA Faculty office
- Ticket discounts to several events at Clowes Hall (940-6444 -
- 10% discount at Butler Bookstore (940-9228). You will need a
Butler ID card from the vehicle registration department to claim
this discount. To acquire a Butler ID, please complete the "BU
Affiliate ID Form" and return the form to the PA offices. We will
contact you with your Butler "Peoplesoft" ID#, within 3-5 days. You
need this number (and a valid ID) to obtain a picture ID card at
the office of vehicle registration. This office is open from
8:30am-4:00pm weekdays. Please phone 940-9243 to confirm
availability and receive directions.
- Category II CME (if eligible) up to a maximum of 20
hours/month. These credits are "learner verifiable", which means
there will be no documentation forwarded from the program attesting
to the awarding of these credits. You, as the awardee, must simply
keep a personal record of the credits obtained).
- Instructional mentoring.
If you would like to apply to precept Butler physician assistant
students, please contact Jennifer Guthrie, PA-C at 940-9639