PAEA develops curriculum and resources to help our members address the most pressing issues facing the profession.
COVID-19 Information Center
PAEA has developed the COVID-19 Information Center to give our members a central place to go for the information they need regarding the ongoing pandemic and how it is affecting PA programs, faculty, and students.
The Competencies for the PA Profession, developed and approved through a collaborative process involving the four national PA organizations, are designed to define the “specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes that physician assistants (PA) in all clinical specialties and settings in the United States should be able to demonstrate throughout their careers.” They provide a roadmap to guide lifelong learning throughout a PA’s career.
Since the opioid epidemic was first declared a public health emergency by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in October 2017, PAEA has implemented four significant federally funded initiatives intended to bolster PA education’s response to the crisis:
While each program is responsible for designing its own unique curricula, there is the need to establish consistency in the foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of all new graduates. This is PAEA’s first attempt at developing a set of competencies designed for use by PA programs.