Project Access Builds PA Pipeline in DC
EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Oct 24, 2019

Project Access Builds PA Pipeline in DC

This year, sixteen volunteers took time out of their busy Forum schedules to visit McKinley Technology High School, a STEM-based school in northeast Washington, DC. Project Access is an outreach and recruitment program that aims to encourage high school students from underrepresented minority groups to consider the PA profession as a career. Its primary goal is to increase the number of minority PAs, provide more accessible primary care, and eliminate health disparities. Ultimately, the goal is to help students become competitive candidates for PA programs by preparing them early in their education.... Read More

Giving New Meaning to Rural Health Care
EDUCATION
Jun 18, 2019

Giving New Meaning to Rural Health Care

Those were the words of the University of Utah PA program’s (UPAP’s) medical director and Pokhara site coordinator Richard Backman, MD, as he prepared our group, comprised primarily of University of Utah PA students, for our Nepal International Elective. We had been meeting for pre-trip planning at his home in the mountains of Emigration Canyon outside Salt Lake City, hiking with snowshoes on the steep slopes during the middle of winter in an effort to get in shape for our upcoming adventure. Pre-trip advice included this inauspicious email: “Fitness: Start hiking now -... Read More

Lessons Learned — JPAE Style
RESEARCH, EDUCATION
May 30, 2019

Lessons Learned — JPAE Style

Feature articles in the Journal of Physician Assistant Education allow an author to focus on a special area such as Cultural Perspectives or Exploring Medicine Through the Arts. Lessons Learned is a feature that was added to the journal two years ago to stimulate PA educators to offer their first-person reflective narratives relating to a specific success — or failure — that the author has experienced. It is limited to 2,500 words similar to the other features in the journal.... Read More

Future Educator Fellowship
RECOGNITION
May 08, 2019

Future Educator Fellowship

Each year, fifteen PA students are selected to participate in this exciting year-long fellowship, designed to explore foundations in teaching, expose students to the current educational environment, and expand professional development and leadership opportunities.... Read More

Webinar: Don Pedersen Research Grant
RESEARCH
Apr 24, 2019

Webinar: Don Pedersen Research Grant

PAEA is now accepting applications for the 2019 Don Pederson Research Grant. This is an ideal opportunity for early-career PA faculty to receive up to $7,000 to fund a research project on PA education and/or PA workforce issues.... Read More