Accreditation and implications of clinical postgraduate PA training programs
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
accreditation; clinical; PA; physician assistant; Postgraduate training; professional fl exibility
© 2016 American Academy of Physician Assistants. No consensus defi nition exists for postgraduate physician assistant (PA) training. This report from the AAPA Task Force on Accreditation of Postgraduate PA Training Programs describes the types of clinical training programs and their effects on hiring and compensation of PAs. Although completing a postgraduate program appears to have no effect on compensation, PAs who complete these programs may be favored in the hiring process and frequently report greater confi dence in their skills. More research is needed and program accreditation is key to monitoring the effectiveness of these programs.
Hussaini, S., Bushardt, R., Gonsalves, W., Hilton, V., Hornberger, B., Labagnara, F., O'Hara, K., Sasek, C., Smith, B., & Williams, J. (2016). Accreditation and implications of clinical postgraduate PA training programs. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 29 (5). http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000482298.17821.fb