PAEA provides a central location for all of your professional development needs. Whether you are new to the game or you are an experienced educator looking to refine or enhance your skills, we have something for you.
PAEA offers both in-person and digital learning opportunities to elevate not just your skills, but also your program’s visibility.
For All Faculty and Staff
Your Digital Learning Experience
Digital Learning Hub
Access curated content, including articles, videos, and modules, in the Digital Learning Hub, an interactive and on-the-go platform that enables learning anytime, anywhere. The Digital Learning Hub was developed around the needs of PA faculty across roles, areas of interests, required competencies, and career milestones.
Professional Learning Community
Our Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are your home for collaborating with colleagues across the country, allowing you to have conversations that matter in an easy and convenient format. Within the PLCs, you can ask questions, upload documents, share tools and resources, and archive important discussions.
Workshops are offered several times per year for faculty, clinical coordinators, and program directors. These offerings are designed to provide attendees with the essential skills and tools needed to excel, with topics such as admissions, diversity and inclusion, assessment, leadership, and conflict management.
PAEA Education Forum
The Education Forum is the largest gathering of PA faculty and staff from programs across the country. Held each fall, the event is designed to serve PA educators in every discipline of the profession. The Forum offers educational sessions, inspiring keynote presentations, and the opportunity for attendees to connect with colleagues from coast to coast.
BIPOC Faculty Development Resources
A space where BIPOC PA educators can not only find resources to support our professional growth but also resources to nurture our spirits. It is our hope that BIPOC PA educators and those who are currently practicing but considering making the transition from the clinic to the classroom will find this space to be inspiring and that it creates a sense of belonging.
As a PAEA volunteer, you can have a direct impact on the profession while developing your own skills, enjoying new experiences, and making valuable connections. While our application cycle is currently closed, here is where you can learn more about our volunteer groups and projects.
For Clinical Educators
The following workshops are designed to equip new clinical coordinators with the necessary tools, along with practical advice, and useful ideas, to help them be successful in their new role.
Clinical Coordinators Jump Start
A one-month virtual workshop that provides the foundational skills new clinical coordinators will need to succeed in their role. Led by facilitators who are clinical coordinators themselves, the sessions will cover the essential topics for increasing your skillset.
Clinical Coordinators 101
This three-day in-person workshop, led by expert facilitators who are experienced clinical coordinators themselves, is designed to offer practical advice to help attendees become acclimated to their new role and begin to develop a personalized toolbox of resources and strategies.
Clinical Educator Handbook (Members Only)
PAEA’s Clinical Education Committee developed a Clinical Educator Handbook to illustrate a variety of responsibilities and approaches to the administration, assessment, and monitoring of clinical education.
Other Clinical Education Resources
Digital Learning Hub Channel (Members Only)
A collection of clinical teaching resources, including PowerPoint presentations, lectures, syllabi, and more.
Clinical Education One-Pagers:
PAEA’s Committee on Clinical Education has created a set of one-pagers for preceptors to help streamline and enhance this essential experience. The one-pagers below combine some of the committee’s own resources with the best precepting practices that are outlined in the literature.
Clinical-Year Transition to Professional Practice Curriculum Resource
The following guidelines are intended to serve as a resource for PA educators who are designing curriculum to support PA students in the transition from student to qualified PA.View PDF
For Didactic Educators
New Faculty Jump Start
This workshop, delivered in a series of four weekly virtual sessions, is designed to help new faculty learn the essentials of their specific role in just one month, covering the most crucial topics for new PA educators as they take on the role of faculty member.
Faculty Skills 101
In this three-day in-person workshop, you will learn the basic techniques and tools required for effective teaching, while receiving timely, actionable guidance from experienced educators with a passion for helping new faculty excel.
Whether you are a seasoned PA faculty member or new to PA education, by attending the Leadership Lab, you will find a practical, evidence-based leadership framework and new ideas, as well as expand your connections and have something to bring back to your program.
Journal of PA Education (Members Only)
Keep your finger on the pulse of PA education with JPAE, our quarterly peer-reviewed scholarly journal (log-in required).
Member Surveys & Research PLC (Members Only)
If you have a survey you would like to post for dissemination, we have a dedicated Professional Learning Community for you (log-in required).
Research Grants and Fellowships
PAEA offers several fellowship, scholarship, and grant programs to support faculty in their efforts to produce high-quality research.
Research Surveys and Reports
PAEA collects data from member programs, faculty, and students, and publishes several reports each year.
Data on Demand
PAEA collects a wealth of data from PA programs, educators, and students. These data are available to both members and non-members in multiple formats.