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Daytheon Sturges

Daytheon Sturges

Daytheon Sturges, assistant professor and diversity co-chair at the UW Medicine MEDEX Northwest PA program, is creating a more inclusive culture in PA education and calling fellow educators across the nation to join him. The national movement for social justice led Sturges to lead the development of a Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee at UW Medicine. In this video, he shares advice for those looking to address diversity, equity, and inclusion on their own campuses.    Watch…

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Students at Baylor College of Medicine using the online radiology curriculum

Baylor and CSUMB: Radiology Made Easy

Wondering how to teach students to navigate the mysterious and complex world of diagnostic imaging in a way that is easy to comprehend and engaging? An online simulation education program offered by the American College of Radiology—free of charge—could be just what you’ve been looking for. This innovation was the idea of Stanford professor, Marc Willis, DO, MMM, after he noticed significant gaps in medical education curricula regarding…

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There are all kinds of social determinants of education, and there’s a difference between those who have privilege and who don’t. It’s not as simple as, “you’re doing well,” or “you’re failing.” We look at all the intersections of someone’s identity rather than just telling them to learn how to study.

Darin Ryujin , Associate Professor and Director of Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Utah PA Program
A Creighton University PA student administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a patient.

Creighton University: Students Give Back to Change the Course of the Pandemic

As nation-wide COVID-19 vaccination efforts have continued gaining speed, many local rollout plans have relied on PA students to play an integral role in vaccinating our communities – ultimately bringing families, neighbors, and friends safely together again.   Creighton University has partnered with the Douglas County (NE) Health Department in Omaha, Nebraska, to provide a weekly COVID vaccination clinic for the community, staffed entirely by Creighton faculty, staff, and students. Each Saturday, the clinic administers an impressive 5,000 vaccinations to members of the public in…

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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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