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J Physician Assist Educ ; 35(1): 43-51, 2024 Mar 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38227674

RESUMO

ABSTRACT: As an ever-increasing number of physician assistant (PA) programs moves toward holistic admissions, a better understanding of how to achieve their stated admission goals becomes more important. With the June 2023 US Supreme Court decision effectively ending affirmative action in higher education, navigating holistic admissions is now an even greater challenge. In this article, the PA Education Association's Presidents Commission offers a guide for programs to use in implementing holistic admissions at their institutions and key considerations. Is the process mission-driven? Does it follow principles of quality improvement and incorporate ongoing assessment of that process? Using data can be a constructive and insightful way to inform the process. The authors hope that tools, resources, and recommendations offered in this article will serve as valuable resources for any program attempting to institute or improve its holistic admissions process.


Assuntos
Assistentes Médicos , Critérios de Admissão Escolar , Humanos , Diversidade Cultural , Assistentes Médicos/educação , Faculdades de Medicina , Escolaridade
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JAAPA ; 36(3): 1-5, 2023 Mar 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36815853

RESUMO

ABSTRACT: The physician associate/assistant (PA) profession was introduced into the Republic of Ireland following a 2-year pilot project with the Irish Department of Health between 2015 and 2017. Four PAs from North America were recruited into four designated surgical services at a large teaching hospital in Dublin. To date, the PA numbers are small in Ireland, with one university, in Dublin, running the program and 61 graduates working mostly in the hospital setting, with a small number in primary care. The cautious introduction of PAs partly is due to a delay in follow-up from the Department of Health after the pilot project and in the university's decision to increase the student intake slowly to ensure all graduates secure employment.


Assuntos
Emprego , Assistentes Médicos , Humanos , Irlanda , Projetos Piloto , Estudantes , Assistentes Médicos/educação
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J Physician Assist Educ ; 32(1): 20-25, 2021 Mar 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33605685

RESUMO

ABSTRACT: Standardized entrance exams are used in many health professions as one way to objectively measure knowledge and facilitate comparisons across student groups. The physician assistant (PA) profession has historically not employed a profession-specific entrance exam, and the idea was never seriously explored until the Physician Assistant College Admissions Test was developed recently by a commercial assessment publisher, with field testing in some volunteer programs in 2018 and the exam's first administration in May of 2020. The 2020 Physician Assistant Education Association Presidents Commission chose to investigate the issues raised by a consensus-derived, PA-specific entrance exam to stimulate more informed discussion on the efficacy of such an exam. While it may have the potential to enhance efficiency in PA admissions and reduce variability in admissions requirements, a PA entrance exam would also likely introduce new challenges, including increased costs, impact on the diversity of the applicant pool, and incongruence with an increasingly holistic admissions process. The biggest barrier would likely be the lack of current consensus on the knowledge, skills, and attributes that matriculants need to be successful in the program and in clinical practice. Development of a consensus-derived PA entrance exam would be a complex, expensive, and time-consuming endeavor, requiring considerable attention to technical issues of psychometric quality, process transparency, and legal defensibility. Changes being made to health professions admissions practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the dropping of test scores as a requirement by some institutions, may make some of the issues raised in this paper more timely than ever.


Assuntos
Avaliação Educacional/estatística & dados numéricos , Assistentes Médicos/educação , Critérios de Admissão Escolar/tendências , Escolas para Profissionais de Saúde/tendências , COVID-19/epidemiologia , Humanos , Estados Unidos
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J Physician Assist Educ ; 31(3): 126-132, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32810056

RESUMO

The physician assistant (PA) profession has successfully flourished for over 50 years, demand for graduates remains strong, and there is a wealth of research on the quality of care that PA graduates provide. Nevertheless, health care and education are constantly changing, and we must change with them. We must continually scan the horizon and consider how best to adapt to current issues like the clinical sites crisis, as well as evolutions in technology, pedagogy, and in our students themselves. The Physician Assistant Education Association Presidents Commission, a group of past presidents, sought to stimulate a conversation on "reimagining PA education" through the lens of advances in our knowledge of the neuroscience of learning and changes in technology, including simulation, and a broader focus on innovation and "thinking outside the box." Through interviews with PA faculty and leaders, we provide some examples of areas of innovation in education, especially on the possibilities presented by a more flexible approach to innovation from the accreditation body than many PA faculty might perceive. One initial conclusion is that PA educators should focus more on helping students to "think like clinicians" from the start of their education. This paper is primarily intended to stimulate dialog, and we encourage all PA educators to form-and more importantly, share-their own thoughts and questions, through the PAEA professional learning communities and Digital Learning Hub (PAEAlearning.org/learn/digital-learning-hub/).


Assuntos
Assistentes Médicos/educação , Acreditação/normas , Estágio Clínico/organização & administração , Competência Clínica , Currículo , Tecnologia Educacional/organização & administração , Docentes/normas , Humanos , Liderança , Aprendizagem , Treinamento por Simulação/organização & administração
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JAAPA ; 31(10): 47-52, 2018 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30252764

RESUMO

The treatment of patients with acute and chronic pain not attributed to cancer or end-of-life conditions is a challenge for many clinicians. Although CDC guidelines that focus on the primary care setting have provided critical recommendations, evidence-based guidance is lacking on optimal duration of opioid treatment for postoperative and acute care in specialty settings. Over the last 2 decades, the liberal use of opioids has resulted in many unintended consequences, including dependence and abuse, illicit distribution of legally and illegally prescribed opioid medication, progression to IV heroin and an epidemic of overdoses, and most recently an increase in the incidence of HIV among patients sharing syringes, frequently in communities with historically low HIV rates. This article analyzes these complex issues and proposes strategies to help clinicians improve patient care through education and responsible prescribing.


Assuntos
Epidemias/legislação & jurisprudência , Epidemias/prevenção & controle , Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Opioides/epidemiologia , Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Opioides/prevenção & controle , Prática de Saúde Pública , Política de Saúde , Humanos , Naloxona/provisão & distribuição , Naloxona/uso terapêutico , Antagonistas de Entorpecentes/provisão & distribuição , Antagonistas de Entorpecentes/uso terapêutico , Assistentes Médicos , Estados Unidos
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J Physician Assist Educ ; 29(3): 138-143, 2018 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30086118

RESUMO

PURPOSE: The growth of physician assistant (PA) programs nationally has stretched the available capacity of experienced PA program directors. To address this need, a professional developmental program was designed to provide new program directors with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to succeed in the role. This study sought to characterize the impact of program attendance over time. Data were collected from individuals representing 5 cohorts that participated in the annual Physician Assistant Education Association New Program Directors Retreat between 2011 and 2015. METHODS: An electronic survey was developed and sent to all 5 cohorts (n = 139). Anonymous responses were collected and quantitative data were analyzed in the aggregate and also by year of participation. Qualitative data were analyzed, and a thematic analysis was conducted. Results were compared with baseline data collected during the program registration process and with published national data on program director characteristics. RESULTS: Seventy-five program participants completed the survey, for a response rate of 57%. Program director stability, educational achievement, and involvement in leadership and service activities were found to be positive outcomes for individuals who had participated in the professional development program. CONCLUSION: Survey respondents reported positive outcomes after attending a professional development program; these outcomes are consistent with research on similar programs published in the literature. Our findings suggest that new program directors who participated in this professional development program not only derived career-stabilizing benefits but also succeeded in creating supportive peer networks while gaining greater confidence in their new academic role.


Assuntos
Docentes/educação , Assistentes Médicos/educação , Desenvolvimento de Pessoal/organização & administração , Atitude , Humanos , Conhecimento , Liderança , Competência Profissional , Avaliação de Programas e Projetos de Saúde , Estados Unidos
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JAAPA ; 29(7): 1-4, 2016 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27351640

RESUMO

This article focuses on aortic aneurysms and the evaluation of patients with atypical chest pain. A complete and accurate family history is essential. Clinicians should pay close attention to persistence of symptoms and age in patients with atypical chest discomfort who do not have routine confirmatory cardiac findings.


Assuntos
Dor no Peito/etiologia , Adulto , Doença da Artéria Coronariana , Humanos , Masculino
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JAAPA ; Suppl Hypertension: 3-8, 2007 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-18050529

RESUMO

Hypertension remains a significant health issue not only for Americans but for the worldwide population. Elevated BP can not only be controlled but can be prevented, by addressing modifiable risk factors for CVD, including increased body weight, physical inactivity, poor dietary habits, alcohol consumption, and smoking. The challenge for the clinician is to reduce the global risk for CVD by preventing or at least delaying the onset ofmodifiable CVD risk factors, and, when pharmacologic intervention is warranted, managing hypertension aggressively in order to help patients achieve recommended BP goals.


Assuntos
Comunicação , Medicina Baseada em Evidências , Hipertensão/prevenção & controle , Planejamento de Assistência ao Paciente , Assistentes Médicos , Relações Profissional-Paciente , Pressão Sanguínea , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Doenças Cardiovasculares/prevenção & controle , Humanos , Hipertensão/complicações , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Estilo de Vida , Prevalência , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco
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Public Health Rep ; 102(4 Suppl): 145-146, 1987 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-19313194

RESUMO

The physician assistant (PA) has been on the leading edge in the development of midlevel health providers since the 1960s. As an allied health professional, PAs, along with nurse practitioners, midwives, nurse anesthetists, and others, emphasize patient education. Oftentimes, patient education can be introduced in the academic setting, but true learning comes with experience as a student in clinical training.Most people enter an allied health profession with a sincere interest in developing quality patient-provider relationships. The basis for these relationships is thoughtful time spent with patients, listening to them and gaining a true appreciation of their fears and concerns and a comprehension of ill health as well as ideal health.Allied health professionals are commonly employed in settings that emphasize the team approach in medicine. By offering a patient the variety of services that the team can give, the practice of medicine becomes holistic, and patient education is integrated very easily.

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