Monthly Archives:February 2017

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PDs: Important Full Practice Authority Education Survey in Your Inbox

February 8, 2017

Program directors received a short (but important!) survey about how AAPA’s full practice authority and responsibility (FPAR) proposal may impact PA education. Because programs currently educate graduates to practice with physician supervision, we need to consider the potential effects FPAR may have on applicant pool experience, diversity, program content and length, and costs. Your perspective […]

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Gov't Relations

Help GREAC Help You: Share Your Clinical Site Stories

February 8, 2017

Stories have impact. PAEA’s Government Relations Department and Government Relations and External Affairs Council need your help in collecting stories about the challenges you face to acquire supervised clinical practice experiences. Please send us a short (true!) story that typifies your challenges. For example, have graduations been delayed due to lack of qualified rotation sites? […]

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Faculty Development

Ready to Advance Rural Primary Care?

February 8, 2017

PAEA will be well represented at Advancing Rural Primary Care II, a national conference on the effective utilization of PAs, to be held March 23–24 in Omaha, Nebraska. Join other PAs, physicians, administrators, policy makers, researchers, educators, and students to exchange strategies in sustaining primary care in rural and underserved communities through the use of […]

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Webinar

Uncovering Our Blind Spots

February 8, 2017

It’s important — but difficult — to be mindful of implicit bias in our everyday lives. That is why the Office of Minority Health is hosting a webinar to bring awareness and understanding of how to recognize our own implicit bias. Scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET., the webinar will cover how […]

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Faculty Development

The OSCE Advantage

February 1, 2017

Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) are an important component of PA education — and as such, it’s vital to understand the best practices of their design and execution. If they are not done well, they may not be as effective and, as a result, put course and program directors in the position of having to defend […]

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