Monthly Archives:October 2018

This Week

PA Week Across the Country

October 17, 2018

From all of us at PAEA, we hope you had a wonderful PA Week! Some of our members shared with us what their programs and students did to celebrate, so we wanted to share them with you! University of Nevada Reno Inaugural PA Class of 2020 The University of Nevada – Reno (UNR) PA students […]

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Assessment

PACKRAT Exam Version 23 Coming Soon

October 17, 2018

After more than a year of dedicated writing, rigorous review, and multiple levels of approvals, Version 23 of the PACKRAT™ exam will be published after hours on Thursday, November 1. It then will be the primary version* of the exam available for administration beginning Friday, November 2. As always, Version 23 contains 225 new questions […]

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Clinical Training

SAMHSA Grants for MAT Training Awarded to Five PA Programs

October 17, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently announced the recipients of their 2018 Provider’s Clinical Support System (PCSS) – Universities grants. The purpose of these three-year grants is to increase access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) by expanding the availability of MAT waiver training in medical, PA, and nurse practitioner programs. Among the 28 […]

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Research

2018 Don Pedersen Research Grant Recipients Announced

October 10, 2018

The PAEA Research Department, Grants & Scholarship Review Committee, and Research Mission Advancement Committee are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 PAEA Don Pedersen Research Grant. This year’s winners are: Darin Ryujin, MS, PA-C, Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Utah Virginia Valentin, DrPH, PA-C, Assistant Professor at the University of Utah […]

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Advocacy

Action Update: PA Educators Keep Up the Pressure on CMS

October 3, 2018

The PA education community continued to make its voice heard recently when more than 600 advocates submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Advocates were urging the agency to allow preceptors to verify — rather than re-perform — documentation of Evaluation and Management (E/M) services provided by PA and NP students. […]

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Leadership Opportunities

PAEA Seeks Nominees for HRSA Committees

October 3, 2018

PAEA is soliciting applications from candidates interested in being nominated to one of the Health Workforce Advisory Committees for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Specifically, PAEA plans to submit nominations for the following committees: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) Members of the ACTPCMD are required to offer guidance […]

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