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The Book and The Novelty

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in In Practice, which is hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. Harrison Reed, PA-C, practices critical care medicine in Baltimore, MD. In 1985, Frederic Friedel destroyed the game of chess. At least that’s [...]

By Harrison Reed, PA-C|2016-07-14T11:28:20-04:00July 14th, 2016|PAs (Physician Assistants), Your Experiences|5 Comments

PI-CME: Matching Your Needs to Your Project

In 2014, newly certified PAs and practicing PAs who had completed their 6-year certification maintenance cycles began transitioning to the new certification maintenance cycles established by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Under this process, PA certification maintenance takes place over a 10-year period [...]

By Jane Boston|2016-05-13T12:49:15-04:00May 13th, 2016|PAs (Physician Assistants)|Comments Off on PI-CME: Matching Your Needs to Your Project

What Did You Expect?

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in In Practice, which is hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. Harrison Reed, PA-C, practices emergency medicine in Las Vegas, NV. One night in the early 1960s, psychology researcher Robert Rosenthal snuck into [...]

By Harrison Reed, PA-C|2016-03-03T09:00:33-05:00March 3rd, 2016|PAs (Physician Assistants)|Comments Off on What Did You Expect?

Be a Quality Preceptor: Our Legacy Depends On It

Editor’s Note: This post about PA education was previously published in In Practice, which is hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. Bianca Belcher, MPH, PA-C practices neurosurgery in Boston, MA.In 2010, there were 146 accredited physician assistant (PA) programs in the United [...]

By Bianca Belcher, MPH, PA-C and NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2016-01-21T09:00:25-05:00January 21st, 2016|Learning, PAs (Physician Assistants)|Comments Off on Be a Quality Preceptor: Our Legacy Depends On It

New PANRE Model from the NCCPA Concerns Some PAs

In the early part of November 2015, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) selected a new Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (PANRE) model for further exploration and public comment. The NCCPA believes that the new “two-component” model, consisting of the usual secure exam plus a [...]

By Jane Boston|2015-12-17T14:27:13-05:00December 17th, 2015|PAs (Physician Assistants)|63 Comments