Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: c | Slide: 4
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Physician assistants, Pharmacists, Therapists, Technicians, Paramedics, Dental Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Care Coordinators Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Physician Assistant Education Most PA applicants have bachelor of science degree Associates, bachelors, or masters degree Training Preclinical Clinical Certification Required to pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam Maintaining certification requires continuing medical education and recertifying every six years 4
Slide notes:This lecture describes the education, training, certification, licensure, and roles of a number of health professionals. Most applicants to physician assistant programs have a bachelors degree, and some have a masters, but an associates degree is also accepted by many programs. Preclinical training includes basic and clinical sciences such as biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and physical diagnosis. Clinical rotations include core specialties such as internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics [uhb- stet -triks] and gynecology [gahy-ni- kol -uh-jee], surgery, and emergency medicine with electives in other specialties and subspecialties. Certification requires passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam. Requirements for maintaining certification include continuing medical education and recertification every six years. 4