2021 Forum Solution Circles: Driving Innovation, Creating Solutions

We invited innovative, problem-solving companies focused on meeting the needs of the PA education community to showcase their solutions at the 2021 PAEA Education Forum. At this year’s event, our Solution Circle sponsors offered a space for attendees to learn from industry experts in a collaborative format, examining current challenges in the field of PA education.

If you registered for the 2021 Forum but didn’t have the chance to catch the incredible sessions offered by our solution circle sponsors, we encourage you to watch their sessions and explore the solutions discussed to find answers to help you navigate the current PA education landscape.

Learn more about our #PAEA21 Solution Circles below:  

 Altus Assessments

Altus empowers higher education institutions to look beyond book smarts with unique data and meaningful insights that help identify and nurture exceptional professionals.

Can a Situational Judgment Test Identify Mission-driven Physician Assistants?

Identifying mission-driven applicants is challenging without measuring professionalism and social intelligence. Florida State University’s (FSU) experience with the Casper test offers programs an evidence-based option. In discussing Casper’s potential use cases, FSU shared correlations between Casper and MMI scores, compared its demographic differences with GRE, and accessibility for applicants.

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The Case for Video Interviews Now and After the Pandemic

During Covid, Mercy College of Ohio piloted Snapshot, a standardized one-way video interview for applicants to showcase their unique qualities outside of their formal application from the safety of their home. Although used to replace the MMI temporarily, this discussion explored the benefits of video interviews and its future. 

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Aquifer is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing health professions education through virtual patient cases.

Virtual Cases, Real-life Solutions: Meeting ARC-PA Standards with Aquifer

Aquifer’s virtual patient cases are helping faculty meet ARC-PA standards in a variety of ways. Watch the session to hear how Aquifer cases were used in building a hybrid rotation at DeSales University and integrated across the curriculum to cover a range of requirements at Touro University California.

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Beyond Memorization: Leading with the “Why” to Improve Clinical Reasoning

Explore how focusing on the “why” behind clinical conditions links basic science and clinical knowledge for more efficient learning. Hear how Case Western uses Integrated Illness Scripts throughout their didactic curriculum to go beyond memorization to deeper conceptual understanding and find out how Aquifer’s Integrated Illness Scripts foster clinical reasoning skills.

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Elsevier helps transform today’s students into tomorrow’s healthcare professionals by providing world-class content and cutting-edge 3D technology.

Digital Education Resources to Support Diverse Student Populations

Watch the session to learn about tools you can use to enable deeper insights into student performance while improving student engagement using ClinicalKey Student. Discover how to leverage digital access to enhance didactic teaching and the power of formative assessment, and discuss ways to provide a more personalized experience to engage and support a diverse student population.

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Using Digital Anatomy for PA Programs

Watch the discussion on how to use digital anatomy technology in your PA program. Learn from peers on the benefits of using this groundbreaking technology and how unique collaboration and learning tools can be customed for your PA program and students. 

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Lecturio, Inc.

Advance your teaching with the most comprehensive, tailored, and highest quality AI-driven medical education platform built on learning science.

A Platform-Based Approach to Facilitate Student Success

Online platform-based resources can help faculty improve student engagement by providing resources for use inside and outside the classroom. The key, however, is effectively implementing these resources. Julia Sonnichsen, a current PA faculty member and Lecturio user, shared her experience implementing platform-based tools and how these tools have helped improve student outcomes.

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How to Keep Students Engaged in a Changing Environment

After the pandemic forced an impromptu shift to complete online learning, faculty became painfully aware of the challenge of providing online learning experiences that engage students and support the synthesis of concepts. Learn the educational psychology behind students’ current level of motivation and find practical applications of learning science, and utilize expectancy-value theory to increase engagement and retention.

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The ReelDx video case library contains nearly 700 individual cases featuring a broad cross-section of actual patients with real symptoms being seen in various settings.

Bi-Directional Communication Leads to Better Patient Care

Some patients provide all the information needed to diagnose them properly; others don’t. Listen to PA educator Joe Gilboy speak about how real patient video cases can help prepare students for navigating the spectrum of different patient communication levels. 

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Assessing a Patient with Altered Mental Status After a Fall

Altered mental status after a fall is a common presentation among elderly patients, but there are many possible causes for the fall. In this session, experienced PA-C and PA educator Joe Gilboy discussed using real patient video cases to teach his students how to hunt for the origin.

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Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global provider of trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions for the healthcare industry.

The New Frontier of Telehealth for PA Students

Innovative advances in healthcare have changed the way clinicians diagnose, treat, and care for patients. As students prepare for clinical practice, learning to deliver quality care remotely is essential for their education. Watch this session to learn more about telehealth and its place in the PA curriculum.

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How to Successfully Transition PA Students from Classroom to Clinic Using Digital Resources

Learn about leveraging digital strategies to better transition students from the classroom to clinical practice. Discover resources that Wolters Kluwer has to help you provide a solid foundation starting on day one with critical resources, including the Health Libraries, Bates’ Visual Guide, and 5MinuteConsult.

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