This award recognizes a single peer-reviewed publication related to the training and educational direction of future generations of PAs. The primary author of the article must be a PA, a PA educator, or someone directly involved in PA education.
- 2020 – “Impact of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants on Utilization and Costs for Complex Patients,” authored by Perri Morgan and colleagues, published in Health Affairs – Perri Morgan, PhD, MEd, PA-C, Duke University School of Medicine
- 2019 – “Intermediate Diabetes Outcomes in Patients Managed by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, or Physician Assistants: A Cohort Study” by George Jackson
- 2018 – “Health Care Resource Utilization for Outpatient Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Care Delivery Among Advanced Practice Providers and Physician Providers in Primary Care,” Salim Virani
- 2017 – “Determinants of the Sustained Employment of Physician Assistants in Hospitals,” Marijke Timmermans
- 2016 – “Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Physicians in Community Health Centers, 2006–2010,” Perri Morgan; Christine Everett; Esther Hing
- 2015 – “Development and Initial Validation of a Measure of Intention to Stay in Academia for Physician Assistant Faculty,” Karen Graham; Svetlana Beltyukova
- 2014 – “Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners Perform Effective Roles on Teams Caring for Medicare Patients with Diabetes,” Christine Everett; Carolyn Thorpe; Mari Palta; Pascale Carayon; Christie Bartels; Maureen Smith
- 2013 – “Physician Assistants and Their Intent to Retire,” Jennifer Coombs; Roderick Hooker; Kim Brunisholz
- 2012 – “The Effect of Early Geriatric Exposure upon Career Development and Subspecialty Selection Among Physician Assistant Students,” Lori Swanchak
- 2011 – “Physician Assistants—One Less Doctor(ate) in the House,” Bettie Coplan; James Meyer
The nomination cycle for this award is now closed. The deadline was May 12, 2021.
Articles will be evaluated in two or more of the following areas:
- Impact on the PA profession, which may include global applications
- Implications for PA education, which may include interdisciplinary training and education of the PA student, admissions processes, or workforce concerns
- Contribution of new knowledge to PA education
- Potential applicability beyond the PA profession
Requirements and materials
Nomination letter describing in detail and elaborating on how the award criteria were met
Copy of the Recent Article
A full PDF copy of the nominated article, which must have been published between 2019–2020
Only two submissions are allowed per nominator.
Employed at least half-time at the time of nomination (0.5 FTE) at a PAEA member program and for a minimum of three cumulative years in PA education. All years do not have to be at the same program.
- Complimentary 2021 PAEA Education Forum registration
- Crystal award
- Check for $500
- Recognition at the Education Forum Awards Ceremony