ERIC Number: ED213916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Standards to Ensure the Competency of Physician Assistants. Volume I of V: Summary Report. Final Report, July 1, 1976-August 14, 1979.
Fisher, Donald W.; And Others
This report, volume 1 of 5 that were produced by a study, summarizes the study to address the further refinement of the physician assistant (PA) role and continuing medical education (CME) for PAs by developing standards to ensure PA competence. Methods and results of the study are discussed independently for each objective by providing a summary of each of the other four volumes, each of which focuses on one project component. These components are summarized: role delineation for the PA (volume 2), development of a self-assessment examination for PA (volume 3), assessment of the applicability of the Individual Physician Profile program for PAs (volume 4), and design of a system of accreditation and maintenance of a roster of CME programs for PAs (volume 5). Seven recommendations are made for future projects: investigation of relationships between the role delineation and PA education and evaluation, establishment of periodic reverification process for role delineation, profiling of PA profession, further refinement of self-assessment mechanisms, study of impact of CME on PAs' practices, development of learning packages, and development of system ensuring that CME is regularly available covering all areas of the role delineation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Allied Health Occupations Education, Competence, Continuing Education, Educational Research, Evaluation, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Physicians Assistants, Postsecondary Education, Profiles, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Staff Role, Standards, Systems Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Physician Assistants, Arlington, VA.