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  • NCCPA implements a name change for PAs

    The NCCPA has announced a name change for PAs. No, not that name change. The commission has renamed its PA “specialty certification” program a “certificate of added qualifications” program, according to a press release. While the release itself isn’t posted at the NCCPA’s website today, the new “CAQ” language is already in place there. In ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on August 11, 2010
  • PAs Increasingly Likely to Work in Specialties

    Physician assistants are increasingly more likely to head into specialties such as surgery and emergency medicine rather than primary care, according to the News & Observer. Researchers at the Duke University PA program studied the job choices of PAs from 1997 to 2006 and found that the number of PAs going into primary care declined to 41% ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 21, 2010
  • Practice-Focused PANRE Debut

    The NCCPA quietly rolled out the practice-focused PANRE this month. Here's a little review from the NCCPA Web site: Beginning in March 2009, PAs recertifying through PANRE will have a new choice to make. While 60% of the generalist exam will cover the same content as always, the remaining 40% can be directed in one of three areas: Adult ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 10, 2009
  • 12 Physician Assistant Moments for 2008

    This is the 448th and final post to the ADVANCE Blog for PAs in 2008. Check back on Jan. 2 for the first blog post of 2009. Until then, here's a quick look back at some of the notable PA stories of the last year.  ***  JanuaryAnnals of Family Medicine publishes a study that concludes, “Family practices employing ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on December 31, 2008
  • Comments on ARC-PA's Standards

    On the topic of ARC-PA’s standards for PA programs, I have two questions. One, why does a PA program director need to be a PA or a physician? It certainly should be a consideration, but not a requirement. At least two terrific PA educators were not PAs: PAEA immediate past president and University of Colorado Child Health Associate PA program ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on October 15, 2008
  • NCCPA's Solution for Specialty PAs

    Back in May 2006, the NCCPA pledged to develop ''a solution to meet the needs of specialty PAs.'' Since that time, the NCCPA has done a great job creating productive debate about the problems facing PAs in specialties. But it really hasn't offered any solutions. The NCCPA hasn't forgotten its pledge. At its August board of directors meeting in ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on August 28, 2008
  • Meet the Practice-Focused PANRE

    NCCPA has posted to its Web site information about the practice-focused PANRE. Beginning in March 2009, PAs recertifying through PANRE will have a new choice to make. While 60% of the generalist exam will cover the same content as always, the remaining 40% can be directed in one of three areas: Adult medicine Surgery Primary ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on July 22, 2008
  • 10-Year PA Recertification Cycle?

    It seems as though Pennsylvania PA Bernie Stuetz's effort to increase the length PA recertification cycle to 10 years is gaining momemtum. Stuetz wrote ''A Plan to Revise PA Recertification'' for ADVANCE in 2006 and introduced a related resolution at the 2007 AAPA House of Delegates. Here's an excerpt from Stuetz's ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on February 27, 2008