The Physician Assistant Student’s Guide to the Clinical Year Seven-Volume Set

The Physician Assistant Student’s Guide to the Clinical Year Seven-Volume Set

Maureen A. Knechtel, MPAS, PA-C


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“A lifesaver – not just for PA students, but for faculty and administrators trying our best to prepare them. Perfect for students to read and use on rotation.”

– James Van Rhee, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, Program Director, Yale Physician Assistant Online Program

Everything you’ll need for your clinical rotations in one handy and affordable set!

Hit the ground running as you undertake your required clinical rotations with the quick-access, 7-volume pocket-sized set, The Physician Assistant Student’s Guide to the Clinical Year. Written by PA educators experienced in these specialty areas, this first-of-its-kind series covers all 7 clinical rotations including Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Behavioral Health.

Brimming with pithy information on the precise knowledge and duties required of a physician assistant, you will learn about practice settings, equipment, exam techniques, frequently encountered disease entities, commonly ordered studies and medications, procedures, and more!

Small enough to fit in your lab coat pocket for on-the-spot reference, each consistently organized guide delivers brief bulleted content with handy tables and figures to promote quick learning and retention. You’ll also find useful examples of pertinent documentation for each specialty along with clinical pearls that deliver savvy pointers from the experts.

Key Features:

  • Delivers a pocket-size overview of the precise knowledge and duties required for each clinical rotation
  • Offers consistently organized, quick-access, bulleted content for all seven rotations
  • Describes common clinical presentations, disease entities, and procedures
  • Presents key diagnostic studies and their indications
  • Reflects the 2019 NCCPA PANCE blueprint
  • Includes bonus digital chapters with guided case studies to help reinforce clinical reasoning and rotation exam-style questions with remediating rationales

Set includes:

The Physician Assistant Student’s Guide to the Clinical Year:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • OB/GYN
  • Behavioral Medicine


Maureen A. Knechtel, MPAS, PA-C:

Maureen A. Knechtel, MPAS, PA-C, received a bachelor's degree in health sciences and a master's degree in physician assistant studies from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has spent her clinical career as a physician assistant specializing in general cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. She teaches EKG recognition and interpretation to both physician assistants and nurse practitioners and has been a guest lecturer nationally and locally on topics including EKG interpretation, chronic angina, ischemic heart disease in women, hypertension, and mixed hyperlipidemia. Ms. Knechtel is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants, and is currently a principal faculty member and assistant professor with the Milligan College Physician Assistant Program in northeast Tennessee.