Title

Pipeline to the Physician Assistant Profession: A Look to the Future

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-1-2022

Journal

The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association

Volume

33

Issue

1

DOI

10.1097/JPA.0000000000000414

Abstract

The current pipeline of physician assistant (PA) school applicants reflects the future workforce of the profession, which is why the admissions process with all its components and variables is so important. Many studies have shown that a workforce that represents the patients it cares for leads to improved health outcomes, especially among underrepresented minority populations. Yet, PA programs have made little progress over the past 2 decades in increasing the diversity of matriculants and graduates. As a profession, it is our collective responsibility to intentionally advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, and examining the admissions process would be the most logical place to start.

Department

Physician Assistant Studies

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