Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s main campus is located at 282 Washington Street in Hartford, Connecticut.

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Student Placements

Departments throughout the Medical Center participate in educational placements for nurse practitioner and physician assistant students currently enrolled in an accredited program.

How to Request an Advanced Practitioner Student Placement

Update: During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are limited placements at Connecticut Children’s. No pediatric primary care placements are available.

Student Placement Requirements

Student candidates must have these requirements before applying:

  • Specific area of interest (i.e. pediatric ED, surgery, ENT, pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, neurosurgery, acute care
  • NP Students:
    • A completed pediatric primary care rotation
    • Prefer students in 2nd semester of clinical experience
    • Elective rotation placement only and needs to meet above criteria
  • PA Students:
    • Preferable elective rotation
    • Completed pediatric primary care rotation
  • You must apply at least 6 months prior to your expected rotation. This will allow us time to review your resume, clinical expectations and find the appropriate placement if available.
  • Most clinical rotations at Connecticut Children’s are not considered to be primary care but rather specialty care. Clinical requirements should be evaluated to make sure that the specific rotation will meet their academic needs. While we can offer a great experience in various subspecialties, we do not provide the primary care experience that some programs require (check with school curriculum). These specialty rotations will not fulfill those requirements of primary care and should be considered an elective rotation.
  • Expectations on the clinical rotation: Full history and physical, basic differential diagnosis, present to clinical preceptor in SOAP format.
  • Placement is based on availability of preceptors listed in the various areas. We will try our best to match you with the best placement but there is no guarantee that we will have a rotation available at the time that you need.

To inquire about a specific elective rotation, please email Connecticut Children’s advanced practice student placement office.

If you are interested in a pediatric emergency department rotation, please email our ED rotation coordinator.

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For more information, please email Connecticut Children’s advanced practice student placements office.

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