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Advocate Health Care is affiliated with two (4) Chicago area universities/physician assistant programs:

  • Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine
  • Malcolm X College 
  • Midwestern University, College of Health Sciences
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, College of Health Professions

Only Physician Assistant students from the above listed universities/programs may do rotations at Advocate hospitals.

Within the Advocate system there are several hospitals that offer Physician Assistant (PA) student rotations: Christ Medical Center, Condell Medical Center, Lutheran General Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Good Shepherd Hospital, South Suburban Hospital and Trinity Hospital. All rotations scheduled at these sites must be supervised by an Attending physician with the appropriate credentials and medical staff privileges at the rotating hospital.

All physician preceptors must complete the "Supervising Physician Agreement" which must be signed and on file in the appropriate hospital/site administrative office prior to the rotation start date. The site coordinator will be responsible for the completion of this form.


The following policies are relevant to physician assistant student placement. Please read before applying for a rotation.

Scheduling a Rotation

Students from Affiliated Physician Assistant Programs: All rotations are scheduled through the university/program.

Students from Non-Affiliated Physician Assistant Programs: Rotations for non-affiliated physician assistant students are NOT offered at this time.

Forms and Requirements

Once a rotation is scheduled or approved, the following forms and information must be received by the Department Student Coordinator a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the rotation start date. Information can be submitted via e-mail, fax, or postal service to the rotating location. Students must follow-up with the Coordinator to ensure paperwork has been received and processed.

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