First Virtual Forum a Learning Experience for All

Physician Assistant Education Association (11/03/20) Lane, Steven

The Physician Assistant Education Association's (PAEA) first Virtual Education Forum drew more than 1,500 PA educators and hosted 82 hours of continuing medical education (CME). Members also passed a revised version of the Competencies for the PA Profession and an amended policy supporting the master's degree as the terminal and entry-level degree. Key themes highlighted at the forum included how technology is transforming education and responding to changes fueled by COVID. Additionally, PAEA President Howard Straker and CEO Mary Jo Bondy cited diversity as a prominent theme, along with student and faculty well-being, technology, innovation and leadership. Diversity led many conversations, including a doctorate degree discussion at the Town Hall meeting. Educators emphasized that the most critical issue for the PA profession is to cultivate a healthcare workforce that represents the nation. Forum sessions will continue to be available online through Jan. 1. Straker and Bondy said bringing people together and connecting them is a crucial role for PAEA, and thanks to technology "we can now do that year-round better than ever."

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