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Physician Assistant: PA Competencies


The public demand for higher quality and greater accountability in health care has been growing steadily over the last several years, and various health care professions are responding in different ways. To address that issue within the PA profession,  four national PA organizations  joined together to define PA competencies, a critical starting point to identify opportunities for improvement in the development and assessment of those competencies.


American Academy of Physician Assistants

Accreditation Review Commision on Education for Physician Assistants

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant Education Association

Compentency Resources

PA Continuing Education

Other Resources


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Jeanne Strausman
Chief Medical Librarian
NYIT/College of Osteopathic Medicine
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