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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

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participants take advantage of educational opportunities every year

Hofstra University: Students Use Creativity to Educate on Equitable Health for All

During National Public Health Week in April 2021, Hofstra University’s Class of 2022 PA students participated in the 7th Annual Hofstra National Public Health Week Film Competition, which focused on implicit bias and health equality. The students, mentored by Hofstra PA faculty, created videos addressing a range of public health issues such as Black maternal health disparities, the impact of COVID-19 on children living with developmental disabilities, cardiovascular interventions, and more. Two Hofstra PA student teams even took home first and second prize out of 15 competing submissions.  Creative storytelling…

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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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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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I’ve never seen as much unity in PA education as I’ve seen during the pandemic. We were able to really help each other in ways we had never done before.

Kim Stokes, DMSc, PA-C , Program Director, Elon University
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in grant and fellowship money awarded to PA faculty each year

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fellowships created specifically for PA students interested in health policy and becoming educators

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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