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Making an Impact on Education

PAEA provides leadership and other skills development through our events, volunteering opportunities, and research funding.

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engaged and dedicated people currently volunteer with PAEA

1500+

participants take advantage of educational opportunities every year

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Fostering Wellness

For the past year, PA programs and their faculty have been operating at surge capacity. Throughout the pandemic, many of us have sacrificed our own well-being. Working from home – in many respects – has become living at work. Which is why it is important to intentionally disconnect from our work and computers. Self-care is critical, not just to preserve our own mental, emotional, and physical well-being, but to also allow us to support our students…

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Skylar Stewart-Clark

The COVID-19 pandemic forced programs to quickly shift the structure of their courses from in-person to remote instruction. Rapidly changing circumstances made it difficult to know whether students would attend classes in person or remotely, or transition part way through a semester. Skylar Stewart-Clark, PhD, PA-C, assistant professor at the Charleston Southern University Physician Assistant Program, was prepared. Stewart-Clark created “procedures kits” to help students in her Patient Assessment and Diagnostic Methods…

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Corinne Feldman

USC: Rethinking Health Disparities

“If you want to change how medicine is provided, you have to change how it’s taught.” Corinne Feldman, MMS, PA-C, University of Southern California Primary Care PA program director of didactic education The University of Southern California Primary Care PA program is transforming health equity training. In this video, Corinne Feldman shares two unique programs designed to teach students how social determinants can shape our health and how to better understand health disparities within a…

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in grant and fellowship money awarded to PA faculty each year

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annual reports are published on PA programs, students, faculty, and curricula

Assessment

PAEA Assessment’s guiding principle is to educate and support programs to graduate knowledgeable and competent PAs who will improve health for all.

PACKRAT®

A 225-question tool that is intended to mark important transition points for PA students.

Can be delivered in a proctored or unproctored environment, with an adjustable testing window.

Used by 90% of PA programs.

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End of Rotation™ Exams

A set of 120-question (100 scored) examinations focused on the seven core clinical areas.

All exam questions are statistically validated for accuracy and consistency by professional psychometricians.

Administered 50,000 times each year.

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End of Curriculum™ Exam

A 300-question (250 scored) examination to be delivered in the last four months of PA education.

All exam questions are pilot-tested with PA students, statistically validated, and set to standards determined by PA education experts.

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