Elucidating most commonly performed clinical procedures can better inform education and training.
Less than 10% of physician assistant students reported participating in quality improvement projects during their primary care clinical rotations.
Resources are available to supplement the general medicine knowledge physician assistants already have when starting clinical rotations.
Identifying factors that predict PANCE passage can improve physician assistant program quality and graduate success.
Widespread plans among programs to increase use of simulation suggest that faculty find it beneficial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.