Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
New York Tech Returns: What to know about using NYIT Libraries for Fall 2021. View the latest information

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


Profile Photo
Jeanne Strausman
Chief Medical Librarian
NYIT/College of Osteopathic Medicine
© 2020 New York Institute of Technology