Rachel’s favorite part of the curriculum is clinical rotations, in which students get experience in hospital work. Students participate in seven clinical rotations during their last two years of study. “We first attend hours of lectures on body systems, disorders and diseases, and drug treatments. It’s great to then apply what we’ve learned and give hands-on patient care,” Rachel says.
A number of area hospitals participate in the program. Rachel completed a maternity clinical and an oncology medical-surgical clinical at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a pediatric clinical at Saint Peter's University Hospital, mental health at University Behavioral Health Care, and geriatrics at Bartley Healthcare in Jackson.