Update from NCCPA: Positive Changes to Certification Maintenance
Thursday, 10/22/20 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Lunch will be served)
NCCPA will describe the many ways PAs participate in the organization including content development for assessments and exams. We will provide information on certification maintenance, including a timely update on the pilot alternative to PANRE (now into its second and final year) as well as the revised content blueprint. We will also discuss the CAQ program and other resources available to PAs from NCCPA, the PA History Society and the NCCPA Health Foundation.
- Recognize the many ways PAs may participate in the organization including leadership positions, content development for assessments and exams and more
- Review the transition to core medical knowledge as the basis for the assessment portion of the certification maintenance process and the changes to the 2019 PANRE content blueprint
- Discuss the benefits offered through the pilot alternative to PANRE and the preliminary data from those who are participating in it
Professional Development Forum – Wednesday: 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm
(formerly the Leadership Forum) The Forum is open to all attendees.
PA Leaders-Progressing from Clinical Practice to Leadership
Speaker: Krisi Gindlesperger, MBA, MPAS, PA-C
You’re invited to join us at the Professional Development Forum Sponsored by the PSPA Leadership and Mentorship Committee. The goal of this session is to provide an opportunity for non-clinical discussion for PAs who are looking to grow in their career. This session is the final session in the PSPA Leadership Academy and Leadership Academy Graduates will be recognized. There will be opportunities for networking with Leaders in the PSPA, Education and Academic Institutions during the session.
Preceptor Faculty Forum – Friday: 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Teaching Clinical Humanism to Physician Assistants Students
Speaker: Jonathan Weinkle, MD, FAAP, FACP
Effective communication and respectful, humanistic treatment of patients are considered core clinical competencies of the health professions (ACGME, 2013) and “patientcentered care” is a favorite advertising buzzword. Despite this professed importance, poor communication and disrespectful, dehumanizing treatment are a main source of patient complaints and a major cause of both harm and waste. The forum will draw on presenter’s experience of teaching these skills to Chatham University PA students and integrate them into a Problem-Based Learning curriculum.