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Physician AssistantStudent Clinical Placement

Start your physician assistant career here.

For decades, physician assistant students have rotated at Aurora Health Care – a great place for your physician assistant clinical experiences.

Welcome Students

Aurora has an established academic history with teaching hospitals, numerous academic affiliations and university faculty adjunct preceptors. With more than 33,000 employees, Aurora stretches from the Green Bay area to the northern Chicago suburbs.

Placement locations can range from major metro Milwaukee hospital locations to small community health centers. Ambulatory clinic placements could be in urban, suburban or rural settings. Rotations include:

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Family medicine
  • General surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Health care quality
  • Integrative medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • OB-GYN
  • Orthopedics
  • Osteopathic manipulative medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Sports medicine
  • Women's health
  • And many more!

Core Academic Partners

Our off-site hospitals and clinics proudly serve as clinical campuses for our core academic partners:

Aurora also has affiliation agreements with numerous schools that are not considered Core Academic Partners. For students from those schools, a $50 processing fee is required for clinical placement.

Application Process

Physician assistant students seeking placement should complete the Physician Assistant Student Application [PDF] and return it to the appropriate contact below.

Students from our core academic partners will be given priority.

For rotation requests, email the application to Paul Westerman.

Student Resources

Clinician Student Services is dedicated to making sure that students gaining clinical experiences at Aurora are valued, supported and given every opportunity for success. We offer health and wellbeing services, help with housing and ways to get involved in the community.

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Contact the Program

Connect with a Clinician Student Services coordinator today.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Aurora’s broad and integrated system not only affords you new opportunities but also new places to explore – from Lake Geneva to Milwaukee to Green Bay.

Visiting Students

Learn from expert medical professionals in an urban community.

Student Resources

Our resources set students up for personal and professional success.


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