Gain hands-on experience in health professions.

Clinical Education, also referred to by some programs as Fieldwork Education or Experiential Learning is the essential real-world exposure and training that students receive. Clinical education occurs in settings such as healthcare facilities, outpatient clinics, emergency centers, hospitals, schools, athletic venues, or private offices under the supervision of an experienced health-care professional in the student’s field of study.

The mission of Pacific's clinical education is to empower, engage, and prepare all students to be transformative professionals and socially conscious leaders through experiential learning, inter-professional collaboration, reflection, scholarship, and community service.

Learn from healthcare professionals at highly renowned clinical sites.

Pacific has over 1100 clinical affiliations with established partners who offer highly sought-after clinical or field placements in a variety of settings. Here are just a few:

San Francisco Giants

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

San Jose Earthquakes


Stanford Health Care

UCSF Health

UC Davis Health

RESULTS Physical Therapy & Training Center

Kaiser Permanente

Sutter Health

Dignity Health

Adventist Health

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Dedicated Clinical Education Committee

Pacific is committed to providing our students with the best clinical education possible. The Clinical Education Committee represents each program and supports communication across programs to ensure opportunities for curricular collaborations and efficiencies. The Committee’s work helps to build partnerships with clinical sites so that students like you have excellent experiential learning experiences with mentorship from highly-talented healthcare professionals.

Clinical education is a cornerstone of Pacific healthcare education and is integral in our commitment to training graduates to be practice ready. Learn more about becoming a clinical educator here