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Physician Assistant Requirements: Why You Need Self-Assessment Credits and How to Earn Them

Becoming a physician assistant (PA) requires intensive training, plenty of opportunities to interact with patients, lots of study, and, of course, certification. However, initial certification is not the end of the story. To maintain excellence, you must maintain your certification by taking part in continuous professional development throughout [...]

By Jane Boston|2015-10-29T09:00:28-04:00October 29th, 2015|PAs (Physician Assistants)|1 Comment

Celebrating PA Week

More than 100,000 Physician Assistants (PAs) currently practice medicine in the United States, providing care to countless patients in a vast array of settings. Here at NEJM Knowledge+, we salute Physician Assistants and the vital role they play in health care today. As part of National PA Week, [...]

By Ellen McCullough|2015-10-08T11:00:27-04:00October 8th, 2015|PAs (Physician Assistants)|8 Comments

Understanding the NCCPA Blueprint for PANCE/PANRE

Before we begin our exploration of the NCCPA blueprint for PANCE/PANRE, it’s important to understand that no blueprint is exhaustive, and no one can know exactly which questions will appear on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) or the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (PANRE). Introduction to [...]

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2015-06-04T09:00:26-04:00June 4th, 2015|PAs (Physician Assistants)|Comments Off on Understanding the NCCPA Blueprint for PANCE/PANRE

Changes in NCCPA Certification Maintenance Requirements

Physician Assistants have been required to adhere to a certification maintenance process for more than 30 years. Over time, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification maintenance requirements have been amended to reflect new mandates, advances in technology, and the profession’s embrace of lifelong learning. [...]

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2015-05-21T09:00:49-04:00May 21st, 2015|PAs (Physician Assistants)|Comments Off on Changes in NCCPA Certification Maintenance Requirements