In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Rex L. Hobbs

November 11, 2020

Longtime PA educator and PAEA stalwart Rex L. Hobbs, DMS, MPAS, PA-C, passed away on November 3, after a battle with cancer, at the age of 49. Hobbs was an active member of PAEA’s assessment community and served on several Association committees, including as a member of the PAEA Assessment Institute and as chair of […]

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PAEA Member Community Has a “New Look”

November 10, 2020

We have redesigned the PAEA Member Community to make it easier for you, our members, to access your PAEA account and professional development resources. If you’re not familiar with the Member Community website, or need a refresher, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions: What is the PAEA Member Community? The PAEA Member […]

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Update on PAEA End of Rotation “General Surgery” Blueprint

November 9, 2020

The ARC-PA Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education, 5th edition, modified the requirement that “supervised clinical practice experiences should occur with preceptors practicing in the general surgery discipline (4th edition B3.07)” to “supervised clinical practice experiences must occur with preceptors who enable students to meet program-defined learning outcomes for surgery (5th edition B3.07.)” This change […]

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Faculty Development

Orange Book Webinar: Frequently Asked Q&As

November 4, 2020

FDA’s Division of Drug Information is presenting a series of continuing education webinars targeting the needs of health care professionals. This series of webinars is designed to help physicians, PAs, nurses, pharmacists, other health care professionals, and students provide better patient care by knowing how to find relevant FDA regulatory information that will improve drug safety. Join them […]

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Public Health

Find Wellness Resources in the DLH

November 3, 2020

On National Stress Awareness Day, today, and in the aftermath of an election season filled with often divisive rhetoric, PAEA has posted some new resources in a recently created Election Wellbeing Channel in the PAEA Digital Learning Hub. We decided this was an essential need considering that one document notes that 60 percent of Americans […]

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Student Opportunities

A Valuable Offer from NEJM Knowledge+

November 2, 2020

The New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge+ has offered a challenge to PA programs: “Have your students complete the FREE NEJM Knowledge+ Pain Management and Opioids module by December 31 and receive a free year of NEJM Knowledge+ for your class.” The Pain Management and Opioids module is comprised of a question bank created by expert clinicians with 62 […]

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Student Exam Box: The Comprehensive Assessment Solution 

October 14, 2020

Make life easier for your faculty and students with PAEA’s Student Exam Box™. Simplify your student’s assessment schedule and manage their progress.  The Student Exam Box sets up your student for success with the full suite of PAEA Assessment exams. This package option, with just one price, includes the following:  Up to two PACKRAT® exams, one for each phase of education  10 End of Rotation™ exams for the clinical phase  One End […]

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Apply for Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program

October 13, 2020

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is now accepting applications for its loan repayment program (LRP) for the fiscal year 2021 application cycle. The IHS LRP awards up to $40,000 in loan repayment assistance to clinicians in exchange for two years of full-time service at Indian health facilities. Subsequent one-year service extensions are possible depending upon […]

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