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ERIC Number: ED134750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Feasibility Study for a Physician's Assistant Program. Occupational Education Research Project. Final Report.
Minette, William P.
This study was conducted to design an educational program for physician's assistant that would conform to the American Medical Association's essential requirements for the occupation and to determine the feasibility of establishing such a program at Pitt Technical Institute in North Carolina. The investigation covered selection procedures, curriculum, space and equipment, authorization to practice and to dispense drugs, reimbursement and employment, factors and resources necessary for program implementation, area to be served, candidate requirements and preceptorships, and expected results of the program. It was concluded that a fully accredited program could be offered by a community college or technical institute in North Carolina and should consist of a 24-month curriculum and nine months of pre-clinical courses. Further conclusions are offered relating to facility requirements, instructional and administrative staff, faculty qualifications, area to be served, and potential employment sites. Tables provide additional data concerning recommended budget, area population, area patient-physician ratio, and physician distribution. Appended materials include admission application and interview scoring forms and a list of prescription drugs which may be dispensed by physician's assistants. (NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Occupational Research Unit.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pitt Technical Inst., Greenville, NC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina