Title

Accreditation and implications of clinical postgraduate PA training programs

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-1-2016

Journal

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Volume

29

Issue

5

DOI

10.1097/01.JAA.0000482298.17821.fb

Keywords

accreditation; clinical; PA; physician assistant; Postgraduate training; professional fl exibility

Abstract

© 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.

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