Getting involved with the Physician Assistant Program gives you the opportunity for a clinical adjunct professor appointment with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. If you are interested in learning more about this appointment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
An adjunct appointment is just one way for alumni to get involved and stay connected to the UW-Madison Physician Assistant Program. Additional opportunities include:
Become a preceptor
Recent graduates who are interested in becoming preceptors should have at least one year of clinical employment experience. View more information about being a preceptor
Become a distance education mentor
The UW-Madison PA Program is one of the only physician assistant programs in the country to offer a distance education track. PA clinical mentors are needed for the distance students during their didactic training (first two years of their three years of training).
Provide student shadowing
There are a number of opportunities for alumni to interact with our current students and those who wish to be students. The program office operates a referral service for pre-PA students who are encouraged to shadow physician assistants in clinical practice so that they may become more familiar with the role of the physician assistant in the health care system.
Teach guest lectures
There are a many opportunities to teach lectures to students during their didactic year.
Assist with clinical skills labs
Students in their didactic year complete various clinical skills labs. These include: suturing, casting, lumbar puncture and IV/injections. These labs are completed at the Health Sciences Learning Center in Madison and also at our partner clinics in Wausau.
Make a Gift to a Physician Assistant Program scholarship
Alice Thorngate Scholarship Fund
This scholarship supports graduating students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physician Assistant (PA) Program who are interested in furthering their education and training in PA education.
Dr. Mildred H. Evans Scholarship Fund
This scholarship supports the educational and career goals of a returning distance education student in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physician Assistant (PA) Program.