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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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PALLA Fellow Designs Longitudinal LGBTQ+ Health Curriculum

Jenna Schiller, PA-C, MMS My name is Jenna Schiller. I graduated from the Towson/CCBC PA program in 2017. I was accepted as a Physician Assistant Learning and Leadership Academy (PALLA) fellow in September 2020 and recently became a graduate of the fellowship in May 2021. Throughout the fellowship, we were tasked with developing an individual project that was potentially a gap in PA education or an area that we felt could be expanded or improved.

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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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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
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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Days of networking and education sessions at the Forum in San Diego and online

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In-Person workshops in October, just before the Forum

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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