Student Resources Archive
As the number of physician assistant programs expands, the competition for rotation sites is expected to intensify.
Determining what types of collaboration improve clinical outcomes key in structuring interprofessional education training programs.
Working in pediatrics takes good communication and negotiation skills - as well as some hand sanitizer and tissues to ward off the extra germs.
The satisfaction that you experience the first time you recognize one of the signs in practice is exciting and provides a since of accomplishment and validation of all the skills you learned.
The balance between clinical practice and educational training is one of the toughest parts of the job.
Making flash cards, taking notes, and being flexible are just three ways to keep on top of your studies.
Budgeting your time, working collaboratively with your peers, and investing in technology are just three tips for surviving a nurse practitioner program.
The key to being successful in a nurse practitioner program is having a schedule, sticking to it and then being able to adapt and reschedule everything when you get off schedule.
For a newly graduated physician assistant, learning to work with specialists on call is an important skill to learn.
Emmy Bushaija, a clinical officer educator, is training the next generation of health-care providers in Rwanda.
After assessing the costs of student loan bills and rent or a mortgage, physician assistant Jillian Knowles opted to "boomerang" back to her parents' house.
Spending two years as a medical assistant helps practitioners learn the ins-and-outs of medical practice.
Faculty practice models help advanced practice nurses achieve teaching, service and research goals, while enhancing the student experience.
Implementing several techniques can help improve public recognition of NP research and improve the adoption of evidence-based medicine in practice.
A structured internship program with mentoring from a preceptor is key to transition from new graduate to nurse.
The demand for qualified nurse practitioners to precept students is outpacing supply. How can we change this?
As the healthcare crisis unfolds, make keeping a positive outlook a priority for the future.
Only about one in five graduating internal medicine residents in the United States plan to enter primary care.
Like bedside manner and compassion, professionalism is a skill that is difficult to teach to medical students, and may be even more difficult to learn.
One-thousand new midwives need to be trained each year to meet American College of Nurse Midwives 2020 goals, but just 339 were certified in 2010.
Physician groups' insinuations that nurses with doctorate degrees, who want to use the title "doctor" are confusing patients and misrepresenting themselves, are obtrusive and offensive.
Using electronic health records (EHRs) will likely become second nature for a new generation of nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Hepatitis B vaccination rates among medical students lag behind national recommendations.
A family nurse practitioner blogs about her commitment to the profession.
Read this tip for making abstract concepts, like converting metric medication doses, go down smoothly.
Are health care providers adequately prepared to address patients' psychological issues?
Today's rapidly changing health care marketplace is increasing focused on providing team-based care - health care that is developed, coordinated and delivered by a team of clinicians including physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
With ongoing changes in the healthcare field, certification demonstrates an advanced level of knowledge and skills in a specialty practice area.
Most hiring groups for private practices are looking for physicians who can deliver quality care to a high-volume of patients. If applicants also have a background in medical research, it may just set them apart from an otherwise similar pool of candidates.
Like traditional groups, online study forums are a place for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to share information and collaborate. But in order to be effective it needs to be well organized.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are expected to provide the bulk of primary care as health care reform changes practice.
Fellowship checklists are available to help physician assistants and nurse practitioners decide which programs are right for them.
Although NPs and PAs have similar roles in examining, assessing, diagnosing and treating patients, there are differences in the training and educational requirements for each profession.
Preparing for certification exams can be a stressful experience, but it does not have to be. There are many resources available that can help clinicians prepare for these all-important exams.
Knowing what classes to take can help maximize productivity and reduce stress.
Tips for navigating the early job NP/PA market.
Career opportunities for nurse practitioners and physician assistants are projected to grow 40% in the next 10 years.
Find out exactly what you need to be on the fast track to acceptance.
Both PA and NP jobs require collaborations with physicians. Learning more about these interaction is important when deciding which career to pursue.
PA and NPs are both vital members of the health care team that perform similar responsibilities, but there are important differences in training and certification that may influence your career decision.
A talented young resident breaches a patient's privacy and finds himself on the edge of a lawsuit.