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1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Moderator Check-In

● Plaza Court 3

By invitation only

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Project Access Kick-Off

● Directors Row I

Volunteers for the 2017 Project Access event will meet for a final coordination of visits to Denver-area high schools and colleges. Those interested in learning more about Project Accesss and/or willing to help while in town for the Forum are welcome to attend.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception & 50th Celebration Toast in Exhibit Hall

● Plaza Exhibit

All attendees are invited to come visit with exhibitors and kick off this year's Forum. Don’t miss the opportunity to network with PA educators and talk with product specialists to learn about new and innovative ways to enhance your career. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Giveaways will be part of the event, so come and win!

6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Onsite Polls Open - Vote!

7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

● Plaza Exhibit

During this dedicated time, voting representatives of member programs will cast their votes for the 2018 Board of Directors' open positions.

8:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Welcome to Forum & General Session: Optimal Team Practice Panel

T101 ● General Session ● Plaza Ballroom BCEF

More information coming soon.

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Retreats

This year's retreats will focus on Optimal Team Practice (OTP) and how we as PA program faculty can begin to discuss transitioning our educational process to develop graduates of an OTP model (see further objectives below). The goal of each retreat will be to share areas of concern, ideas, and possible solutions for how each retreat group might address OTP from their perspective. Ideas generated from each retreat will be shared throughout the Forum. This is an opportunity to openly discuss OTP and its impact on PA education in a positive manner.

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Academic Coordinators Retreat

T102 ● Retreat ● Governor's Square 10
David Beck, MPAS, PA-C, University of Pittsburgh
Curtis Grenoble, MS, PA-C, Lock Haven University

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Associate Program Directors Retreat

T103 ● Retreat ● Governor's Square 11
Darwin Brown, MPH, PA-C, Individual Colleague
Pat Kenney-Moore, EdD, PA-C, Oregon Health & Science University

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Experienced Program Directors Retreat

T104 ● Retreat ● Governor's Square 12
William Kohlhepp, DHSc, PA-C, Quinnipiac University

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

New Program Directors Retreat

T105 ● Retreat ● Governor's Square 14
Danielle Kempton, DHSc, MMS, PA-C, A.T. Still University
Joseph Zaweski, MPAS, PA-C, Valparaiso University

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Admissions & Recruitment Retreat

T106 ● Retreat ● Governor's Square 15
Doris Dalton, MPA, University of Utah
Annie Wofford, MA, University of California, Los Angeles

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Research Retreat

T107 ● Retreat ● Governor's Square 16
Tamara Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C/R, George Washington University and St. George's University of London
Jennifer Coombs, PhD, PA-C, University of Utah

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Medical Directors Retreat

T108 ● Retreat ● Governor's Square 17
Tana Smith, MD, Red Rocks Community College
Tai Lockspeiser, MD, University of Colorado

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Clinical Coordinators Retreat

T109 ● Retreat ● Plaza Ballroom A
Elana Min, PhD, PA-C, Northwestern University
April Stouder, MHS, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Faculty Retreat

T110 ● Retreat ● Plaza Ballroom D
Stephanie Gilkey, MS, PA-C, Wayne State University
Tim Wood, DHSc, PA-C, Western University of Health Sciences

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Clinical Education & Innovation

Partners in Kind: A Rural Health Education Collaborative

T111 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 10
Rebecca Boeschel, MSHS, PA-C, Wingate University
Nicole Drake, MSM, PA-C, Wingate University

This session will highlight the benefits and challenges of partnership in an innovative rural health education collaborative.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Effective Leadership

Grassroots Efforts for State and Federal PA Legislation: A Primer

T112 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 11
Michael De Rosa, PhD, MPH, PA-C, Samuel Merritt University
Virginia Valentin, DrPH, PA-C, University of Utah

In a time of constant change, it is essential that PA educators get involved. This session focuses on what PA educators can learn from current federal and state efforts impacting PA education and provides an opportunity for PA faculty to share ideas about engaging advocacy efforts on their home campuses.

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Recognizing Maladaptive Student Learning Syndromes: Holistic Approaches to Student Success

T113 ● Workshop ● Governor's Square 12
Pat Kenney-Moore, EdD, PA-C, Oregon Health & Science University
Paul Furtaw, PsyD, Drexel University

Educators frequently observe dysfunctional patterns of studying by students managing the demands of a medical education. This workshop introduces nine maladaptive learning syndromes, and through case studies, participants will identify potential learning, social engagement, and motivational strategies for enhancing academic success based on the fields of cognitive and performance psychology.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Clinical Education & Innovation

Simulation-Based Clinical Experience: Bridging the Gap

T114 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 14
Michael Rota, MS, PA-C, Wagner College
Nora Lowy, PhD, MPA, PA-C, Wagner College

This presentation will share our roadmap for developing and accessing a pilot simulation-based adjunct experience for traditional supervised clinical practice experiences. It will include goals and objectives, curriculum, assessment tools, and survey instruments. It will highlight optimal use of simulation-based modalities as adjuncts for enhancement of supervised clinical practice experiences.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Student Recruitment & Admissions

The Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI): Show Me the Evidence

T115 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 15
Kassidy James, MHS, PA-C, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions
Veronica Coleman, MPAS, PA-C, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions

The multiple mini-interview, or MMI, is a structured and innovative tool used to evaluate the noncognitive attributes of students who are selected from the applicant pool for an interview. This presentation will explore the evidence on reliability, validity, feasibility, and acceptability of this interview method.

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Five-Star Teaching: Rating and Giving Effective Feedback to Interprofessional Teams

T116 ● Workshop ● Governor's Square 16
Christopher Forest, MSHS, PA-C, University of Southern California (LA)
Desiree Lie, MD, MSEd, University of Southern California (LA)

This session will address the need for PA educators to provide actionable feedback to interprofessional teams when implementing IPE curricula. Participants will view videos of student teams interacting with patients, apply a validated scale with behavioral anchors, and practice giving effective feedback to team members.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Teaching Social Determinants of Health and Health Care

T117 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 17
Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, PA-C, George Washington University
Karen Wright, PhD, PA-C, George Washington University

Participants will be provided tools to aid students in navigating the complex interaction of their own underlying assumptions and the social determinants of health so that they can be well-equipped to optimize the care they give to their patients.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

The Active Lecture: Introducing Fast, Interactive Techniques

T118 ● Spotlight ● Plaza Ballroom A
Shelby Edwards, DHSc, PA-C, D'Youville College
Renee Andreeff, EdD, PA-C, D'youville College

Have you heard about active learning but haven't yet tried it in your lectures? We present a quick review of the benefits of active learning, as well as go through quick and simple techniques any educator can use to transform traditional lecture/learner sessions into "active lectures."

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Faculty Recruitment & Development

Faculty Diversity: Arriving Through Discourse and Dialogue

T119 ● Panel ● Plaza Ballroom D
Vanessa Bester, MPAS, Augsburg College
Carolyn Bradley-Guidry, MPAS, UT Southwestern - School of Health Professions
Alicia Bolden, MPAS, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale
Melanie Domenech Rodriguez, PhD, Idaho State University
Karen Mulitalo, MPAS, PA-C, University of Utah

While diversity and inclusion are understood to be beneficial, recruiting and retaining a diverse PA faculty can be difficult for multiple reasons. On this panel, a diverse group of educators will explore the meaning of diversity and inclusion and the impact of these concepts on PA faculty.

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

PACKRAT™ Strongly and Consistently Predicts PANCE Score Across Time

T120 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
Trenton Honda, PhD, MMS, PA-C, Northeastern University
Robert Baginski, MD, Northeastern University
Theresa Riethle, MS, PA-C, Bay Path University

PACKRAT™ is a non-validated exam written de novo annually. Whether annual exam variation impacts its predictive ability for the PANCE and whether there are threshold effects is unclear. Using sophisticated statistical methods, we found a strong and consistent predictive association across time with no evidence of threshold effects.

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Technology in the Classroom – SAMR Model

T121 ● Tech Talk ● Plaza Court 2
Tim Wood, DHSc, PA-C, Western University of Health Sciences

The SAMR (substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition) Model assists with fitting technology “organically” into the classroom. Instead of trying the newest thing, the model allows for evaluating the use of technology in the classroom.

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Job Openings for PAs by Specialty, 2014

T122 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center
Brandi Leach, PhD, Duke University Medical Center
Kristine Himmerick, PhD, PA-C, University of California, San Francisco
Christine Everett, PhD, MHP, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center

We describe 2014 job postings for PAs at the national level by practice specialty.

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Big Beautiful Change

T123 ● Chalk Talk ● Plaza Court 2
Jonathan Bowser, MS, PA-C, University of Colorado

To adapt, improve, and grow, we must change. Yet we are often uncomfortable with change. In this 15-minute talk, I will explore William Bridges' Transition Management model as an effective tool for understanding and navigating large-scale institutional changes. I will take the audience through the story of curriculum change at one institution, focusing on the key elements of Bridges' approach. The strength of the model is that it focuses on transitions, rather than change. The distinction between the two is important. Change is situational. It is the new administrative structure within a department, or the completely overhauled curriculum. Transition is psychological. It is the internal process that people go through as they adapt to and come to terms with change. Too often, change management is approached as a purely structural challenge: How do we move all of the parts around to get from the old thing to the new? In fact, the greatest challenge for large, institutional change is personal and psychological: How do we help individuals on our team navigate the loss and uncertainty that comes with structural change? In my brief conversation with the audience, I hope to explore these simple but powerful ideas.

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

The Demographic Effects of a Formulaic Holistic Admissions Process

T124 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
Todd Doran, EdD, PA-C, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Jami Anderson, MEd, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Brandt Wiskur, PhD, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

Many programs sort applicants primarily by high academic achievement with devastating demographic consequences. A long-standing PA program in a public academic health center shares their journey in reenvisioning the admissions process by instituting a formulaic admissions process with significant positive demographic shifts in matriculate characteristics.

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Team-Based Learning with Apps

T125 ● Tech Talk ● Plaza Court 2
Elias Villarreal, Jr., ADE, MPAS, PA-C, Northern Arizona University

Team-based learning (TBL) is a popular teaching strategy that promotes active learning through cooperative and constructivist methodologies. Preparation, readiness assurance, and application exercise(s) are the hallmarks of the TBL three-phase cycle. This Tech Talk offers a quick glimpse at delivering a TBL module using mobile app technology. App selection, demonstrations, and discussions are presented from a PA program with extensive experience in leveraging mobile technology in education and active learning strategies.

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Lunch on Your Own

Coming soon

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

2018 Board Candidates Meet & Greet

T126 ● Plaza Ballroom A Foyer

This session will provide an opportunity for PAEA members and Forum attendees to engage with the 2018 Board of Directors candidates in an open group setting. Candidates will be available to introduce themselves and discuss their goals for PA education. Members may rotate throughout the session to interact with candidates and address topics pertinent to each candidate's platform and positions. Information about the candidates can be found online, on the Forum mobile app, and on the candidate posters in the session.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Clinical Education & Innovation

Paying for Preceptors

T127 ● Panel ● Governor's Square 10
April Stouder, Duke University Medical Center

More information coming soon.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Faculty Recruitment & Development

Quest for Yoda: Searching for Meaningful Mentorship in PA Education

T128 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 11
Shaun Lynch, MS, MMSc, PA-C, Elon University
Jacqueline Sivahop, MS, PA-C, University of Colorado

This presentation will discuss the importance of mentorship for professional growth in PA education. Highlights will include: discussion on how mentorship can improve faculty retention and decrease burnout, an emphasis on the role and relationship of the mentor and mentee using recent literature, and strategies for utilizing national and institutional mentoring resources.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Student Assessment & Remediation

What's the ETA on EPAs (Entrustable Professional Activities)?

T129 ● Invited Speaker ● Governor's Square 12
Jason Fromm, MD, University of Florida
Petar Breitinger, University of Florida

Competency based evaluations describe qualities possessed by medical professionals. Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) aim to describe work skills needed for successful practice, often incorporating several competencies. Implementing EPA based evaluations may help assure PA student’s readiness for practice. We describe the University of Florida’s integration of EPA based evaluations.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Movin' on Up: Transition to Professional Practice Curriculum

T130 ● Focused Discussion ● Governor's Square 14
Bonnie Jo Casey, MA, PA-C, Northeastern University
Laura Gerstner, MHA, MSHS, PA-C, Campbell University

The decrease in the average age of PA students presents programs with students who may lack significant prior work experience that has allowed them to hone career development skills. Join us to raise awareness of career development curricular options by brainstorming novel approaches to a variety of topics.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Program Evaluation, Improvement & Accreditation

Optimal Team Practice: Its Impact on PA Education

T131 ● Panel ● Governor's Square 15
Donna Agnew, MSPAS, PA-C, Salus University
Patrick Auth, PhD, MS, PA-C, Drexel University
Kevin Lohenry, PhD, PA-C, University of Southern California (LA)
Timothy Evans, MD, PhD, FACP, University of Washington

This session provides an overview of the proposed tenets of Optimal Team Practice and discusses its potential impact on PA education.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Whetting Students' Appetite for Clinical Reasoning Using Games

T132 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 16
Daniel Sturm, MMS, PA-C, Butler University
Samuel Gurevitz, PharmD, Butler University

The session will demonstrate a unique pedagogical method that simulates a patient encounter by blending clinical reasoning and active learning into a classroom game. This game transforms a medical case into a fine dining experience. Participants will play an abbreviated game and will discuss characteristics of classroom games.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Clinical Education & Innovation

Make It Happen: Developing a Service Learning Community Clinic

T133 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 17
Thea Cogan-Drew, MMSc, PA-C, Rutgers University
Frank Giannelli, MS, PA-C, Rutgers University

Using the Rutgers University PA Program Service Learning Community Clinic as a framework for discussion, we present take-home ideas on how to create a similar partnership with an existing clinic for your PA program – from idea and mission statement to practice agreements and supplies.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Clinical Education & Innovation

Divide and Conquer: Rotation Splits for Pediatrics and Women's Health

T134 ● Spotlight ● Plaza Ballroom A
Jill Grant, MMS, MS, PA-C, Wake Forest University (Bowman Gray)
Brian Peacock, MMS, PA-C, Wake Forest University (Bowman Gray)

Loss of quality preceptor sites is an evolving trend in clinical education. This session describes an approach to achieving quality clinical experiences for students when enough sites are not available, focusing specifically on women's health and pediatrics. End of RotationTM exam data are used to validate the success of this approach.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Back to the Future: Distance Education's Past, Present, and Potential

T135 ● Panel ● Plaza Ballroom D
Curtis Grenoble, MS, PA-C, Lock Haven University
Stephanie Gilkey, MS, PA-C, Wayne State University
James Van Rhee, MS, PA-C, Yale University School of Medicine
Joel Hill, MPAS, PA-C, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Amanda DeVoss, MMS, PA-C, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Although somewhat controversial, distance education in PA programs has enabled curriculum to be delivered to individual students, distant campuses, distance curricular tracks within traditional PA programs, and blended online courses with in-person immersions and clinical rotations. This session will highlight the unique distance education models at three PA programs.

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

A Phenomenological Assessment of Minority Faculty Retention

T136 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, PA-C, George Washington University
Darin Ryujin, MS, MPAS, PA-C, University of Utah
Kenya Samuels, MS, PA-C, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Authors discuss the findings of a qualitative assessment of factors leading to the retention of minority faculty in PA education. Structured interviews of faculty from underrepresented minorities were obtained and evaluated for patterns, categories, and themes.

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Antidepressant Prescribing by PAs and Nurse Practitioners

T137 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
Abiola Keller, PhD, MPAS, MPH, Marquette University
Roderick Hooker, PhD, MBA, PA, Northern Arizona University
Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, University of Wisconsin - Madison

We used the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to identify patient characteristics associated with antidepressant prescribing by PAs/NPs. We found that receipt of antidepressant prescriptions in adult visits to PA/NPs differed by gender and metropolitan status.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

The Who, What, When, and How of Procedural Skills Training

T138 ● Focused Discussion ● Governor's Square 10
Sarah Bolander, MMS, PA-C, Midwestern University (Glendale)
Carla Thompson, MSPAS, PA-C, Midwestern University (Glendale)

Participants in this interactive session will review current procedural skills being used by PA programs and then discuss how to incorporate them into their didactic curriculum. Faculty will also explore the potential need to introduce more advanced skills to PA students and discuss potential barriers in providing these.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Designing a Competency-Based Curriculum Using EPAs

T139 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 11
Cathy Ruff, MS, PA-C, Rocky Vista University

In keeping with the national drive toward competency-based medical education, a developing PA program has designed its curriculum using entrustable professional activities as a framework. A discussion of how this was achieved is the basis of the presentation.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Health Care Provider Resilience: Moving the Burnout Crisis from "Whose Fault Is It?" to "How Can I Help?"

T140 ● Invited Speaker ● Governor's Square 12
Mona Abaza, University of Colorado

The prevalence of burnout in health care providers is at an all-time high and only getting worse. While we need to understand the many personal, systemic, and institutional factors involved in this crisis, we do not need to remain inactive while the big picture is being studied. This session will review some of the background data on the current state of burnout, as well as new, ongoing national work in organized academic medicine to address the systemic and institutional issues. It will begin the discussion of how we, as individuals and groups, can begin to engage this issue on a personal level. As a profession that cares for others, caring for each other sometimes does not come as naturally as we want, but it is the fastest way we can impact our trainees, colleagues, and ourselves.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Student Recruitment & Admissions

Using WebAdMIT to Optimize Your Admissions Process

T141 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 14
Liaison

This session will guide attendees through the tools available in WebAdMIT to help them effectively conduct their admissions processes from start to finish by addressing some of the challenges that programs face during their admissions process. This session will guide attendees through an interactive, scenario-based training.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Clinical Education & Innovation

Hurricanes, Floods, and Blizzards: Clinical-Year Contingency Plans

T142 ● Panel ● Governor's Square 15
C. Kim Stokes, MHS, PA-C, East Carolina University
Ashlyn Bruning, MMS, PA-C, High Point University
Nicole Drake, MSM, PA-C, Wingate University
Tina Seemann, MHS, PA-C, East Carolina University

This session will discuss expected and unexpected natural disasters and how programs across one state have overcome curriculum continuity hurdles as well as plans to make up days missed in supervised clinical practicum experiences.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Augmenting Reality in PA Education: Adding Layers to Course Material

T144 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 17
Melissa Murfin, PharmD, BCACP, PA-C, Elon University

Augmented reality (AR) apps like Pokemon Go have captured the attention of many gamers. What happens when you apply similar technology in the PA classroom? Learn about commercially available AR apps for PA uses and how to use an easy AR app to build your own layers of course material.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Faculty Recruitment & Development

Publishing Your First Article: Avoid the Chutes, Climb the Ladders

T145 ● Spotlight ● Plaza Ballroom A
Tamara Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C/R, George Washington University and St. George's University of London

PA faculty face pressures to publish scholarly work, but often have not had extensive training in scientific publishing. Come hear from an experienced author and JPAE Editorial Board member about simple ways to avoid the most common pitfalls new authors encounter in the publication process.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Effective Leadership

The PA Program Directors Council Experience

T146 ● Panel ● Plaza Ballroom D
Patti Ragan, PhD, MPH, PA-C, Elon University
Karen Hills, MS, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center
Reamer Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C, George Washington University
Thomas Colletti, DHSc, PA-C, Campbell University

The PA Program Directors Council is a collaboration of PA program directors from ARC-PA accredited programs in a southeastern state that meets biannually. This initiative has been highly successful in encouraging collegiality and collaboration among programs, the sharing of resources, and generating proactive solutions to common issues and challenges.

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Pain Medicine: A Curriculum Survey of PA Education Programs

T147 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
Johnna Yealy, MSPAS, PA-C, University of Tampa
Todd Doran, EdD, PA-C, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Sara Parr, MS, PA-C, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

The purpose of this research was to identify how core competencies in pain medicine are being addressed in PA education. The research includes a list of topics being presented in pain medicine, what educational methods are being utilized to present topics, and how student competency is being assessed.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Research and Publishing Made Easier

T148 ● Focus Group ● Plaza Court 2
Richard Dehn, MPA, PA-C, Northern Arizona University
David Asprey, PhD, PA-C, University of Iowa

Are you an aspiring researcher? Do you need advice on getting your conference proposal accepted or your first article published? Receive one-on-one advice from senior PA researchers, JPAE Editorial Board members, and PAEA staff about specific scholarly ideas you have, standards for publishable articles, and getting started in research and publishing.

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Clinician to Educator: What Motivates PAs to Become Educators?

T149 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
Emily WhiteHorse, PhD, PA-C, University of Southern California (LA)

This presentation will discuss the findings of a qualitative study that explored the PA faculty shortage from the perspective and experiences of new PA faculty, in order to gain a better understanding of the motivations, barriers, challenges, and supportive aspects encountered during their first three years as faculty.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Town Hall/Past Presidents Debate

T150 ● Plaza Ballroom BCEF

More information coming soon.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Past Presidents Reception (by invitation only)

More information coming soon.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Special Interest Group Meetings:

All interested are welcome to attend.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Interprofessional Education

T151 ● Governor's Square 10
Betsy Melcher, MS, ATC, MHS, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center

Join members of this special interest group to discuss the evolving role of interprofessional education in PA programs. Discussion will concentrate on how it is being incorporated into PA education curricula and provide an opportunity for everyone to share ideas about their own interprofessional education experiences and interests.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Minority Faculty Leadership

T152 ● Governor's Square 11
Shani Fleming, MSHS, MPH, PA-C, Barry University

Join members of this new special interest group to discuss the unique opportunities and challenges of underrepresented minority PA faculty. Members will work together to identify issues of importance, develop approaches to encourage minority representation in PA education, and share ways to support members across programs.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Northeastern PA Programs

T153 ● Governor's Square 12

This special interest group welcomes PA educators to discuss unique opportunities and challenges for PA programs located in the northeast region of the United States.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

PA Programs in Academic Health Centers and Medical Schools

T154 ● Governor's Square 14
Ruth Ballweg, MPA, University of Washington

Join members of this special interest group for discussion about the perceived advantages of PA programs within academic health centers and medical schools over PA programs in other academic settings, as well as the reality that these programs also have unique challenges and concerns. The purpose of this special interest group is to identify and share these issues, share “best practices,” consider opportunities and threats, and promote the development of PA programs within these settings.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

PA Programs in Catholic Institutions

T155 ● Governor's Square 15
Christopher Hanifin, PA-C, Seton Hall University

Please stop by to meet your colleagues and discuss the unique challenges and opportunities encountered by PA programs housed in Catholic educational institutions. Topics of interest include scholarly collaboration, developing shared assessment instruments to aid benchmarking, and developing student leaders. For more information, please visit http://blogs.shu.edu/papci/.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Problem-Based Learning

T156 ● Governor's Square 16
Tatsiana Singh, MPAS, PA-C, Indiana State University

Join members of this special interest group for discussion about the practices of problem-based learning among PA programs. Whether you already use PBL or are considering using PBL, this session will explore types of PBL applications, resources, and developing PBL exercises.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Simulation in PA Education

T157 ● Governor's Square 17
Nina Multak, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, Drexel University

Join members of this special interest group for an update on simulation use among PA programs while developing opportunities for professional collaboration on simulation-based projects. Leadership opportunities are available for interested individuals.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Western PA Programs

T158 ● Plaza Ballroom A
Mary Von, DHEd, PA-C, Pacific University
Tim Wood, DHSc, PA-C, Western University of health Sciences
Grace Landel, MEd, PA-C, Touro University - California

This special interest group, also known as the Western Consortium, welcomes PA educators to discuss unique opportunities and challenges for PA programs located in the Western region of the United States. Discussion about the 2018 meeting will also take place.

6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

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7:00 AM -

Onsite Polls Close

Coming soon

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Continental Breakfast & Poster Presentations

F101 ● Plaza Exhibit

Enjoy breakfast while perusing original research and educational innovation posters. Authors will be present to answer questions and discuss their research. Posters will be on display from 3:00 PM, Thursday, through noon on Friday.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Perceptions About Full Practice Authority and Responsibility

P1 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Jay Metzger, MPAS, PA-C, University of North Dakota

The American Academy of PAs and others feel that it is time for PAs to have full practice authority and responsibility just as other health care providers do in their own professions. This poster presentation discusses the perceptions of practicing PAs on the topic of full practice authority and responsibility.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Assessing the Relationship Between Student Clinical Encounters and Performance Outcomes

P2 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Elana Min, PhD, PA-C, Northwestern University
Jeremiah Peterson, MA, Northwestern University

As PA programs continue to try to meet ARC-PA Standards, many require students to log patient encounters. This study evaluates whether a relationship exists between student clinical encounters and performance outcomes. These data may help programs interpret and utilize the ever-increasing student logging data to meet program curricular goals.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

International Clinical Rotations: A Comparison of Educational Equivalency

P3 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Nicole Dettmann, MSHS, MPH, PA-C, MCPHS University (Manchester/Worcester)

There has been rapid growth of international clinical rotations. There is little analysis of the quality of these experiences. One question asked is: Can “core rotations” be completed internationally? This research reveals, when properly designed, international rotations provide strong educational value and should be considered for use as core rotations.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

The Preceptor Connection: Developing and Assessing Preceptor Outreach

P4 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Lauren Trillo, MMS, PA-C, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Rosa Retrum, MSE, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Michelle Ostmoe, BS, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Preceptors come from a variety of backgrounds and typically lack formal preceptor training. Limited data exists on how to best connect with preceptors and provide them with educational opportunities. This study may provide PA programs with an example of preceptor-preferred methods for connecting with PA programs and for preceptor development.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Ready, Suture, Go! Actively Preparing PA Students for Clinical Rotations

P5 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Beverly Speece, MTS, PA-C, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Lauren Trillo, MMS, PA-C, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Rosa Retrum, MSE, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Michelle Ostmoe, BS, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Sue Kaletka, MPH, University of Wisconsin - Madison

This presentation will provide information pertaining to the development, implementation, and evaluation of instituting boot camps during call back days for each specific core rotation (family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and surgery).

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Effect of Study Methodology and Self-Efficacy on PACKRAT Scores

P6 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Bassent Abdelbary, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Lisa Kuhn, MMS, PA, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

This study aims to identify effective study techniques that can be used during PA school. Evaluating self-efficacy and perceived benefits of the study methodology can open the door for further research on study methodology and group work during PA school.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Evaluation of Novel In-Class Review Techniques in PA Education

P7 ● Student Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Lauren Esrock, PA-S, UT Southwestern - School of Health Professions
Daytheon Sturges, MPAS, PA-C, UT Southwestern - School of Health Professions

Students and faculty are always searching for worthwhile review techniques to enhance retention of information. By offering effective and innovative "in-class reviews," both students and faculty reap benefits. Student exam performance and retention of information is increased, while faculty are able to engage students and ease possible test anxiety.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Innovative Strategies for Clinical Microscopy Instruction: Virtual versus Light Microscopy

P8 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
M. Jane McDaniel, MS, MLS(ASCP)SC, Wake Forest University (Bowman Gray)
Carol Hildebrandt, BA, Wake Forest University (Bowman Gray)
Gregory Russell, MS, Wake Forest University (Bowman Gray)
Sonia Crandall, PhD, MS, Wake Forest University (Bowman Gray)

In the search for innovative strategies to teach clinical microscopy to PA students, virtual microscopy and light microscopy were compared in order to determine differences in learning outcomes and learner attitudes.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Mindfulness Education and Decentering Training in a Physician Assistant Curriculum

P9 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Eve Hoover, MSPAS, PA-C, Midwestern University (Glendale)
James Stoehr, PhD, Midwestern University (Glendale)
Bhupin Butaney, PhD, Midwestern University (Glendale)

We incorporated a mindfulness curriculum, which in class sessions, included reflective writing and home practice for first-year PA students and measured its effect on validated measures of life satisfaction and perceived stress. Significant improvements were found in each of these outcomes at 10 weeks and four months post-intervention.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

LGBT Health Education in PA Curricula

P10 ● Student Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Katherine Vornheder, PA-C, Elon University
Cynthia Bennett, MD, Elon University

This study assessed the presence of, and self-assessed quality of, LGBT heath education in US PA curricula. An Internet-based survey was distributed to program directors of all accredited/provisionally accredited US PA programs. With a 31% response rate, the survey indicates that improvement is needed in LGBT health education.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Helping PA Students Self-Evaluate Prerequisite Anatomy Knowledge

P11 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Clare Pisoni, MPAS, PA-C, Drexel University
Margery Lockard, PhD, PT, Drexel University
Geraldine Buck, DrPH, MHS, PA-C, Drexel University
Daniela Livingston, MD, PA-C, Drexel University
Patrick Auth, PhD, MS, PA-C, Drexel University

This poster presents our findings and lessons learned from student feedback on an optional, online, pre-PA program matriculation, self-assessment examination of undergraduate anatomy knowledge. Quantitative and qualitative data obtained from the survey provide insights for changes to the self-assessment examination, instructions, and feedback to students.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Effectiveness of Service Learning in Teaching Social Determinants of Health

P12 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Maha Lund, DHSc, PA-C, Emory University
Karen Mulitalo, MPAS, PA-C, University of Utah
Jennifer Coombs, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, University of Utah
Erin Lepp, MMSc, PA-C, Emory University
Jared Spackman, MPAS, PA-C, University of Utah
Anne Dunlap, MD, MPH, Emory University
Jodie Guest, PhD, MPH, Emory University

Two mission-based programs with a long history of migrant farmworker outreach collaborated to evaluate student comprehension of social determinants of health pre- and post-service learning experiences. Post-service learning, students experienced an increase in taking responsibility for their learning and feeling more confidence to work with their peers.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Integrated Behavioral Health Training in PA Education

P13 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Lisa Tshuma, DBH, MPA, MPAS, PA-C, A.T. Still University

This study examines the impact of an integrated behavioral health training module on PA students’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and intention to practice in integrated behavioral health care.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Individualized Learning Plans: A Learner-Centered Approach to Clinical Rotations

P14 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Tanya Fernandez, MS, PA-C, University of Colorado
Tai Lockspeiser, MD, MHPE, University of Colorado
Jacqueline Sivahop, MS, PA-C, University of Colorado

Developing self-directed, lifelong learners is a key tenet of medical education, with recent research focusing on Individualized Learning Plans for medical students and residents. This poster demonstrates an innovative and pragmatic approach to self-directed learning for PA students using learning goals during the clinical phase.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

An Assessment of Ultrasound Education in Accredited PA Programs

P15 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Sharon Gentry, MPAS, PA-C, University of Findlay
Julie Ward, PA-S, University of Findlay
Jonica Schmutz, PA-S, University of Findlay
Cara Davies, PhD, University of Findlay
Yixing Chen, MPHs, University of Toledo

The use of ultrasound (US) by clinicians is a rapidly growing practice to improve patient care. While US training is being incorporated within medical education, this study seeks to determine the extent and desire to add US training to PA education and barriers to implementation.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Demand and Opportunities for Doctorally Prepared PA Faculty

P16 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Gerald Kayingo, PhD, MMSc, PA-C, University of California-Davis
Lucy Kibe, DrPH, PA-C, Lynchburg College
James Cawley, MPH, PA-C, George Washington University

This poster presents the latest trends, demand, and opportunities for doctorally prepared PAs. We specifically address the question of whether there are faculty jobs that prefer doctoral credentials. Key findings indicate that more than one-third of the PA job faculty postings prefer candidates who have a doctorate degree.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Developing Physician Assistant Leaders: A Collaborative Approach

P17 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Christine Mount, MS, PA-C, Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Dana Cafaro, MS, PA-C, Philadelphia University
Anna Patrone, MS, PA-C, University of the Sciences of Philadelphia

Developing leaders in the PA profession is pivotal as the profession grows. The students involved in planning the PA Olympics, a collaborative philanthropic event, allow faculty advisors to mentor and develop student leadership skills.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Online Alcohol SBI Training for the PA Student

P18 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Leigh Tenkku Lepper, PhD, MPH, University of Missouri-Columbia
Catherine Link, MPH, University of Missouri-Columbia
Lara Oakley, MPH, University of Missouri-Columbia
Genevieve Del Rosario, PA-C, Saint Louis University
Tracy Cleveland, MS, Missouri State University
Kathleen Ervie, MPAS, PA-C, University of Missouri - Kansas City

An online alcohol education and screening and brief intervention curriculum has been designed for all PA programs in Missouri. Preliminary data on the initial 94 students who have completed the training will be presented. This work will lead to an online training for the PA professional for CME credit.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Critical Care Skills Training on Cadavers Increases Student Confidence Levels

P19 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Bruna Varalli-Claypool, MHS, PA-C, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Mary Moon, BS, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Frederick Miller, PhD, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Daniel O'Donoghue, PhD, PA-C, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Nancy Halliday, PhD, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

Performing procedures in the critical care setting can be intimidating. Practicing procedures on unfixed cadaver tissue may increase students’ confidence for performing these skills. Unfixed cadavers resemble live tissue more closely than fixed cadavers or simulators. We demonstrate that practicing these procedures on unfixed cadavers increases confidence and lessens anxiety.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Incorporating a Team Communication Method across Clinical Training

P20 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Nicholas Hudak, MPA, MSEd, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center
Mamata Yanamadala, MBBS, MSc, Duke University Medical Center

The Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) method of team communication can be efficiently taught by faculty, easily understood by PA students, and readily practiced in a variety of clinical settings. When direct observation of this team communication skill was effectively incorporated into a summative exam, students demonstrated competence using the SBAR method.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Cadaver Dissection and Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam Pass Rates

P21 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Rebecca Brown, MPAS, PA, Le Moyne College
William Holmes, PhD, Le Moyne College
Elise Heick, PA-S, Le Moyne College
Kaela Nassief, PA-S, Le Moyne College
Timothy Richardson, PA-S, Le Moyne College
Anthony Rodriguez, PA-S, Le Moyne College
Emily Winans, PA-S, Le Moyne College

PANCE pass rates were significantly higher for programs that used cadavers, whether cadavers were actively dissected or prosected. These results could help PA programs decide whether the benefits of cadaver use outweigh the monetary and potential student psychological costs encountered by their use.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Evaluating Pedagogical Approaches to Motivational Interviewing in PA Education

P22 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Rebecca Rebman, PhD, PA-C, Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Emilee Delbridge, PhD, LMFT, Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

PA students are expected to demonstrate competence in interpersonal and communication skills. Mastering the skill of Motivational Interviewing, a patient-centered approach to assisting patients with behavior change, is pivotal to improve health outcomes by enhancing preventive care measures. This study seeks to identify pedagogical best practices.

9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

General Session — Holding Fast to Dreams: a 50-year experiment in American Higher Education

F102 ● Plaza Ballroom BCEF
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, PhD, The University of Maryland, Baltimore County

More information coming soon.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Effective Leadership

Becoming an Authentic Leader: Why Should You Be Trusted?

F103 ● Focused Discussion ● Governor's Square 10
Mona Sedrak, PhD, PA, Seton Hall University
Vasiliki Sgouras, MD, Seton Hall University

Presenters will introduce the theoretical and practical perspectives of authentic leadership. Participants will complete an Authentic Leadership Inventory, measuring self-awareness, internalized moral perspective, balanced processing, and relational transparency. In small groups, the audience will explore pre-assigned components of the Inventory, examining the challenges to becoming and remaining an authentic leader.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Getting Students "Seasoned" in Clinical Reasoning

F104 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 11
Tracey Thurnes, MPAS, PA-C, Elon University
Shaun Lynch, MS, MMSc, PA-C, Elon University

This spotlight presentation will illustrate outcomes of implementing a dedicated clinical reasoning course at the end of the didactic curriculum. Targeted to newer programs and faculty, it will outline different modalities to teach clinical reasoning, methods for course implementation and assessment, and positive outcomes of the strategically placed course.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Clinical Education & Innovation

Let’s Innovate! Technology Approaches to Augment Preceptor Recruitment

F105 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 12
Mitzi D'Aquila, MACM, PA-C, University of Southern California (LA)
Desiree Lie, MD, MSEd, University of Southern California (LA)

We will present a PAEA-sponsored project on the impact and acceptability of a novel 12-minute video for preceptor recruitment. Project findings reflecting change in potential preceptor knowledge, attitude, and intention to precept PA students in the future will be shared. Participants will examine and explore other potential recruitment strategies.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Program Evaluation, Improvement & Accreditation

Course Evaluations: Accept and Embrace! Strategies to Improve Program Assessment

F106 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 14
Lori Palfreyman, MS, PA-C, Rutgers University
Claire O'Connell, MPH, PA-C, Rutgers University

Learn practical strategies to enhance relevant student feedback to aid in program assessment. Topics include: the value of course evaluations, tips to get the highest return, suggestions on how to phrase questions to get the data you seek, and ways to guide students to provide honest and effective feedback.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Faculty Recruitment & Development

Should I Get a Doctorate Degree? The Costs and Benefits

F107 ● Panel ● Governor's Square 15
Virginia Valentin, DrPH, PA-C, University of Utah
Raymond Eifel, EdD, PA-C, Marist College
Venetia Orcutt, PhD, PA-C, UT Southwestern - School of Health Professions
Ryan White, MS, MPH, PA-C, Rutgers University

Does it seem like everyone in PA education is getting a doctorate degree? This panel discussion will provide perspectives from five PA educators with various types of doctoral degrees. The discussion will focus on the costs, benefits, barriers, degree options, and variation in PA program requirements and support.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Beyond "Do No Harm": ​Innovations in Teaching Medical Ethics

F108 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 16
Antoinette Polito, MHS, PA-C, Valparaiso University
Alison McLellan, MMS, PA-C, Pacific University

Our curriculum demonstrates that medical ethics can be taught in an engaging, professionally relevant manner while incorporating best practices. We require students to draw on their personal experiences and diverse backgrounds. Innovative exercises keep bioethics human-focused and PA-centered. We look forward to sharing our techniques with both new and experienced educators.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Student Assessment & Remediation

Novel PA Mindfulness Training Program for Reducing Stress and Anxiety

F109 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 17
Tiffany Huitt, PhD, University of Arkansas
Melissa Clark, PharmD, University of Arkansas

PA education is a rigorous experience that often leads to increased stress and anxiety in students, both of which can impact a student’s health and academic performance. We developed a novel Mindfulness Training Program to teach PA students evidence-based methods for reducing stress and anxiety and improving health.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Clinical Education & Innovation

Developing a Longitudinal Clinical Experience

F110 ● Spotlight ● Plaza Ballroom A
David Eckhardt, MS, PA-C, University of Colorado

This session will allow participants to identify strategies for creating an effective longitudinal clinical curriculum, including the process of developing partnerships necessary for a successful program. The benefits of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) will be discussed along with specific examples of how EPAs help learners achieve their goals. Outcome data will be shared.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Engaging Students in Online Learning: Creative Teaching in PA Education

F111 ● Panel ● Plaza Ballroom B
Jeanie McHugo, PhD, PA-C, University of North Dakota
Julie Solberg, MSPAS, PA-C, University of North Dakota
Russ Kauffman, MPAS, PA-C, University of North Dakota
Daryl Sieg, PA-C, University of North Dakota

Technological advances and learning applications have drastically changed educational practices and students' responses to learning. Engaging the online learner is paramount to a successful distance curriculum delivery model. Issues shaping online learning and student engagement, along with ideas currently being implemented in online coursework, will be shared.

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Results of the PAEA STAR Award Quality Improvement Curriculum Survey

F112 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
Oren Berkowitz, PhD, PA-C, Boston University School of Medicine PA Program
Constance Goldgar, MS, PA-C, University of Utah
Susan White, MD, Boston University School of Medicine PA Program
Mary Warner, MMSc, PA-C, Boston University School of Medicine PA Program

Quality improvement is a growing leadership track for PAs but many PA programs have not developed curriculum for it. An overview of how PA programs across the country are teaching quality improvement will be presented along with an analysis of which components are associated with mature curricula.

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Big Beautiful Change

F113 ● Chalk Talk ● Plaza Court 2
Jonathan Bowser, MS, PA-C, University of Colorado

To adapt, improve, and grow, we must change. Yet, we are often uncomfortable with change. In this talk I will explore William Bridges’ Transition Management model as an effective tool for understanding and navigating large-scale institutional changes. During this 15-minute talk I will take the audience through the story of curriculum change at one institution, focusing on the key elements of Bridges’ approach. The strength of the model is that it focuses on transitions, rather than change. The distinction between the two is important. Change is situational. It is the new administrative structure within a department, or the completely overhauled curriculum. Transition is psychological. It is the internal process that people go through as they adapt to and come to terms with change. Too often, change management is approached as a purely structural challenge: How do we move all of the parts around to get from the old thing to the new? In fact, the greatest challenge for large, institutional change is personal and psychological: How do we help individuals on our team navigate the loss and uncertainty that comes with structural change? In my brief conversation with the audience, I hope to explore these simple but powerful ideas.

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Diversity, Discrimination, Abuse, and Attrition in PA Education

F114 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
Michelle DiBaise, DHSc, PA-C, Arizona School of Health Sciences
Lisa Tshuma, DBH, MPA, MPAS, PA-C, A.T. Still University
Darin Ryujin, MS, MPAS, PA-C, University of Utah
Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, PA-C, George Washington University

The purpose of this research study was to provide a descriptive report of the incidence and types of discrimination, psychological abuse, and physical abuse encountered in PA training programs — and the impact it may have on attrition — utilizing an anonymous online survey.

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Team-Based Learning with Apps

F115 ● Tech Talk ● Plaza Court 2
Elias Villarreal, Jr., ADE, MPAS, PA-C, Northern Arizona University

Team-based learning (TBL) is a popular teaching strategy that promotes active learning through cooperative and constructivist methodologies. Typically, TBL is structured in a modular format with each module parsed into three distinct phases. Preparation, readiness assurance, and application exercise(s) are the hallmarks of the TBL three phase cycle. This Tech Talk assumes the audience is familiar with the TBL process and offers a quick glimpse at delivering a TBL module using mobile app technology. The speaker is an Apple Distinguished Educator who has led a twice recognized Apple Distinguished Program 1:1 iPad initiative. App selection, demonstrations, and discussions are presented from a PA program with extensive experience in leveraging mobile technology in education and active learning strategies. A TBL App Tool is presented and discussed for real world implementation.

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Awards Lunch

● Plaza Ballroom BCEF

All attendees are encouraged to come and honor the winners of the 2017 PAEA Faculty and Staff Awards.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Program Evaluation, Improvement & Accreditation

Accessibility: Removing Digital Barriers for All Students

F116 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 10
Amanda Gunter, MS, Duke University Medical Center
Haley Schomburg, MTS, Duke University Medical Center

The ICT Refresh of the Rehabilitation Act passed in early 2017, resulting in accessibility updates applicable to nearly all PA programs. Learn why it matters, what resources are available to reach compliance, and how to develop a process for implementing basic accessibility interventions that provide equal access to all learners.

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Student Assessment & Remediation

Hackathon: Building a Summative Evaluation Assessment Council

F117 ● Governor's Square 11
Members of Assessment Council

Looking for an unconventional, entirely thrilling means of collaboration that can have a profound effect on the way you look at summative evaluation? Join the Hackathon. The best ideas often don’t emerge from a single person – they’re the result of collaboration. And per the ARC-PA Standards of Accreditation, a lot needs to go into the summative evaluation, and programs have just four months to collect it. In this workshop/competition, participants will be assigned to balanced teams to construct and present new and innovative summative evaluation plans that incorporates knowledge, interpersonal skills, patient care skills, and professionalism. The Hackathon is a fun way to push boundaries, think laterally, and inspire each other to develop new and rewarding ideas.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Clinical Education & Innovation

Team-Based Simulation Strategies for Clinical Rotation Readiness

F118 ● Focused Discussion ● Governor's Square 12
Laura VanAuker, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, University of California-Davis
Virginia Hass, DNP, FNP-C, PA-C, University of California-Davis

Readiness for clinical rotations is critical for preceptor satisfaction, student learning, and patient safety. Enhancing student awareness of social determinants of health is key for clinical readiness. Learn strategies to improve students' application of social determinants of health and readiness for clinical rotations through use of simulated interprofessional team-based experiences.

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Casting Call! Medical Improv for Enhancing Student Communication Skills

F119 ● Workshop ● Governor's Square 14
Mara Sanchez, MMS, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center
Melinda Blazar, MHS, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center

Medical improv facilitates health care providers’ communication techniques through unscripted role-playing activities, thereby improving patient-centered and team-based communication. In this workshop, participants will experience this innovative learning modality by participating in medical improv activities, learning facilitation techniques, and discussing how to integrate these into the curriculum.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Faculty Recruitment & Development

Professional Development Through Mentoring

F120 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 15
Mariah Kindle, MSOL, University of Washington
Sergio Monni, MPA, University of Washington

Mentoring can have a positive impact on individual careers and be of equal importance to the organization. We focus our discussion on professional growth of individual employees through multiple mentor/protégé relationships. We will explore how engaging mentors can improve employee commitment to the organization, affecting organizational culture.

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Student Assessment & Remediation

Assessing PA Students: Checklists, Rating Scales, and Rubrics

F121 ● Workshop ● Governor's Square 16
Nina Multak, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, Drexel University
Theresa Riethle, MS, PA-C, Bay Path University

The purpose of this workshop is to explore some of the commonly used assessment methods for evaluating PA student competencies beyond the written or computer-based exam. Attendees will learn about checklists, rating scales, and rubrics to evaluate the knowledge and skills of PA students and then gain hands-on practice.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning

F122 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 17
Rachel DeWitt, PA-C, University of Detroit Mercy

This presentation will review characteristics of lesson plan formats and discuss how to use lesson plans in the successful execution of instruction. Lesson planning can provide meaningful organization of class time and a concrete record of the class experience through which to reflect and refine future teaching.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Student Recruitment & Admissions

Strategies for Putting Your Program’s Best Digital Footprint Forward

F123 ● Spotlight ● Plaza Ballroom A
Jacqueline Barnett, DHSc, MSHS, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center

This session will review best practices, tools, and strategies for maintaining an effective online presence and digital footprint.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Retirement Panel

F124 ● Panel ● Plaza Ballroom B

Description coming soon.

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Salary Expectations and Gender Among Matriculating PA Students

F125 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
Annamarie Streilein, MHS, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center
Brandi Leach, PhD, Duke University Medical Center
Christine Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center
Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center

The male-female wage gap persists among health care providers, including PAs. This research describes matriculating PA students’ salary expectations, finding female students have lower salary expectations than their male counterparts. Results may help PA educators promote earnings equity with their students by educating them about realistic salary expectations.

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Technology in the Classroom – SAMR Model

F126 ● Tech Talk ● Plaza Court 2
Tim Wood, DHSc, PA-C, Western University of Health Sciences

The SAMR (substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition) Model assists with “organically” fitting technology into the classroom. Instead of trying the newest thing, the model allows for evaluating the use of technology in the classroom.

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Improving Student Interprofessional Team Skills Through Novel Shared Learning Experiences

F127 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
Stephanie Gilkey, MS, PA-C, Wayne State University
Mary Beth O'Connell, PharmD, Wayne State University
Amy Dereczyk, MS, PA-C, University of Detroit/Mercy
Joseph Fava, PharmD, Wayne State University
Rose-Marie Higgins, MS, PA-C, University of Detroit Mercy
Constance Burke, JD, MS, PA-C, University of Detroit Mercy

Team-based health care is important to improve patient outcomes, and team training in the classroom and by simulation has been shown to improve student learning. This research project seeks to determine if the same improvement occurs with shared training in real-life clinical training sites.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Connecting the Competencies – Beginning with the End in Mind

F128 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 10
Rachel Ditoro, MSPAS, PA-C, Salus University
Daniel Pavlik, MSPAS, PA-C, Salus University

This session will review the rationale for, and challenges of, integrating a competency-based curriculum. We will also evaluate the process of defining competencies and developing meaningful student outcome measures.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Integrating Interprofessional Simulation into the Curriculum: A Rewarding Journey

F129 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 12
Robert Baginski, MD, Northeastern University

Medical simulation is an effective method to supplement the PA curriculum. It can also be a valuable technique for engaging students in interprofessional opportunities that otherwise can prove to be challenging to execute. We will highlight methods to implement successful and educational interprofessional simulations in your PA program.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Student Recruitment & Admissions

PA Pipeline from Kinder to PA School: Empowering Communities

F130 ● Panel ● Governor's Square 15
Maria Maldonado, MPH, MPAP, PA-C, University of Southern California (LA)
Mariah Kindle, MSOL, University of Washington
Darin Ryujin, MS, MPAS, PA-C, University of Utah
Alberto Vallejo, PhD, University of Southern California (LA)

Pipeline programming is aimed at improving the diversity of the PA profession and workforce and, consequently, improving the classroom learning environment and wellness of underserved communities. Our panel will highlight experiences with creating, maintaining, and growing a PA pipeline program. The future of pipeline efforts and current impact will be shared.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Faculty Recruitment & Development

Help, I'm Drowning: Organizational Pearls to Thrive in Academia

F131 ● Spotlight ● Plaza Ballroom A
Jesse Coale, DMin, PA-C, Philadelphia University

The demands of academia can be overwhelming with emails, meetings, projects, and program and university demands, especially since educators, trained as clinicians rather than academics, may lack some organizational skills. This presentation offers practical pearls that educators can employ to become more organized and accomplished in academia.

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intention Among PA Faculty

F132 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
David Coniglio, EdD, PA-C, Campbell University

This research brief describes the results of a study examining affective (want to), normative (obligated to), and continuance (have to) commitment and intention of PA faculty to stay in or leave their current PA program or academia. The findings may guide faculty retention efforts.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Research and Publishing Made Easier

F133 ● Plaza Court 2
Richard Dehn, MPA, PA-C, Northern Arizona University
David Asprey, PhD, PA-C, University of Iowa

Are you an aspiring researcher? Do you need advice on getting your conference proposal accepted or your first article published? Receive one-on-one advice from senior PA researchers, JPAE Editorial Advisory Board members, and PAEA staff about specific scholarly ideas you have, standards for publishable articles, and getting started in research and publishing.

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Validation of a Clinical Rotation Assessment for PA Students

F134 ● Research Brief ● Plaza Court 1
Ryan Meverden, PA-C, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
Jason Szostek, MD, Mayo Clinic
Saswati Mahapatra, Mayo Clinic
Cathy Schleck, Mayo Clinic
Jayawant Mandrekar, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Thomas Beckman, MD, Mayo Clinic
Christopher Wittich, MD, PharmD, Mayo Clinic

Clinical rotations are an integral part of PA training programs, and maintaining standards in clinical rotations is a prerequisite to ensuring a high-quality PA workforce. We discuss the first validated instrument to evaluate PA clinical rotation experiences. Application of the questionnaire could inform rotation directors about ways to improve clinical experiences.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Volunteer Appreciation Reception

● Plaza Ballroom BCEF

By invitation only.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Project Access Debrief

F124 ● Directors Row E

This session is to celebrate the efforts of the 2017 Project Access volunteers. Anyone interested in learning more about Project Access and how to get involved in future events is welcome to attend.

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration

Coming soon

8:00 AM - 9:50 AM

PAEA Business Meeting

S101 ● Plaza Ballroom BCEF

More information coming soon.

8:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Trading Places: PAEA End of Rotation™ Exam Preview for Faculty

S102 ● Workshop ● Plaza Ballroom B
Members of Assessment Council

This immersive, interactive session will give faculty a student’s experience of taking an End of Rotation exam. Faculty will be able to review an actual exam form with real exam items in our ExamDriver exam delivery system. Additionally, experienced faculty will model proctoring best practices. Pre-registration will open in September.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Poster Presentations:

S103 ● Plaza Exhibit

Coming soon

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Effect of Applicant Gender and Race on Multiple Mini-Interview Score

P23 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Theresa Hegmann, MPAS, PA-C, University of Iowa

This research project looked at scale reliability and possible differences in Multiple Mini-Interview scores by gender or race over two consecutive admissions cycles at one PA program. While preliminary analysis did not show evidence for gender or racial bias, continued monitoring is important as programs increasingly adopt this interview format.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Increasing Underrepresented Enrollment: One Program's Intervention and Success

P24 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Lori Palfreyman, MS, PA-C, Rutgers University

Graduating qualified students from underrepresented populations is a goal in PA education. The first step is enrolling the desired population, starting with the application screening process. By placing special emphasis on underrepresented populations and employing holistic admissions, one program increased the rate of underrepresented students from 30-40%.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Setting the Bar High: Do Experience Hours Equal Student Success?

P25 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Kay Denler, BA, University of Colorado
Jacqueline Sivahop, MS, PA-C, University of Colorado

During the admission evaluation process, PA Programs review patient and healthcare experience hours on CASPA applications. PA Programs commonly require 1000 or more hours of experience for admission. This poster discusses the relationship of patient and healthcare hours to program GPA and passing the PANCE.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Accelerated and Non-Accelerated Student Outcomes

P26 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Patrick Auth, PhD, PA-C, Drexel University
Gretchen Fox, MMSc, PA-C, Drexel University
Ellen Feld, MD, FACP, Drexel University
Diana Smith, MHS, PA-C, Drexel University
Geraldine Buck, DrPH, MHS, PA-C, Drexel University
Charles Stream, MPH, PA-C, Drexel University

The purpose of this study is to evaluate accelerated and non-accelerated students prerequisite variables with PA program performance outcomes including: entering cumulative and science grade point averages; patient contact/volunteer hours; didactic and summative comprehensive exams; student attrition rate.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

PA Students' Prior Health Care Experience and Clinical Year Performance

P27 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Kristin Mahr, MS, PA-C, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine
Jason Radke, MMS, PA-C, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine

There is an assumption that more healthcare experience will correlate with improved performance on clinical clerkships. The purpose of this study was to see if a correlation exists between healthcare experience prior to matriculation in a PA program and performance on clinical clerkships.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Linguistic Analysis of Application Essays: A Pilot Study

P28 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Eric Nemec, PharmD, MEHP, BCPS, Sacred Heart University
Teresa Thetford, DHSc, MS, PA-C, Sacred Heart University

This poster presentation examines a pilot project to identify the potential utilization of linguistic analyses as a screening tool for PA school application essays.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Methodological Challenges in Predicting PANCE Failure

P29 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Trenton Honda, PhD, MMS, PA-C, Northeastern University
Jason Parente, MS, PA-C, Northeastern University

Programs are often interested in student predictors of success on the PANCE and numerous recent papers have identified a variety of potential predictors. However, given the small sample sizes and rarity of PANCE failure at many schools, standard regression methods may produce biased results. We present an alternative method.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Incarceration Medicine Initiative: Health Education for Women Behind Bars

P30 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Jessica Vlaming, MS, PA-C, Rush University
Veronika Speedwell, PA-S, Rush University
Juli Dziuban, PA-S, Rush University

This initiative allows interprofessional student volunteers to deliver health education at a large county jail. Although PA education commonly addresses the importance of recognizing and serving patients affected by health care disparities, this program promotes deeper understanding as students work directly with community members who have been affected by disparities.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Sociocultural Diversity in Admissions: More than Skin Deep

P31 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Dianna Wachtel, DHSc, CCPA, PA-C, University of Manitoba
Ian Jones, MPAS, CCPA, PA-C, University of Manitoba

We endeavored to look beyond visible diversity; to measure sociocultural and economic factors. Our survey asked hard questions: Have you ever used a food bank? Did you grow up in a home with substance abuse? Have you ever been on social assistance? The answers surprised us.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Enhancing a Platform for an Internal Faculty Development Program

P32 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Sarah Garvick, MS, MPAS, PA-C, Wake Forest University (Bowman Gray)

Faculty development is a requested and needed element in PA education. Faculty completed London Deanery e-Learning Modules and attended follow-up discussion workshops. Evaluations reveal satisfaction and an attitude of continuous improvement. Upon completion of the program, a comparison of benchmarks from the past year demonstrated successful professional growth.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Less Is More: A Brief Scale for Interprofessional Team Competencies

P33 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Desiree Lie, MD, MSEd, University of Southern California (LA)
Regina Richter-Lagha, PhD, University of Southern California (LA)
Christopher Forest, MSHS, PA-C, University of Southern California (LA)
Anne Walsh, PA-C, University of Southern California (LA)
Sarah Ma, PharmD, University of Southern California (LA)
Kevin Lohenry, PhD, PA-C, University of Southern California (LA)

PA educators are increasingly involved in team-based care and interprofessional education (IPE) beyond the physician-PA dyad. We present a brief, validated observer-based scale tested in a team objective structured clinical setting, that can be used for feedback to students from any profession, and to evaluate curricular effectiveness.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Asynchronous Collaboration: Infusing Interprofessional Education into Existing Curriculum

P34 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Diane Visich, EdD, PA-C, University of New England

Interprofessional education faces many challenges, none more frustrating than the coordination of busy program schedules among numerous potential collaborators. This poster in educational innovation will allow for informal conversation surrounding the strategies of asynchronous collaboration as a solution for overcoming these barriers.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Evaluating Ways to Increase Organ Donation from the Clinician’s Perspective

P35 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Christopher Brooks, MS, PA-C, Hofstra University
Michael Zucker, MS, PA-C, Hofstra University
Christine Zammit, MS, PA-C, Hofstra University

There is currently much research focusing on ways to increase organ donors, yet we found gaps in the literature regarding the clinician role in organ donation. We sought to determine clinician views on organ donation, and to determine if additional education would affect their stance on this important topic.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Do Clinical Rotations Create Pipelines for Employment?

P36 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Tanya Fernandez, MS, PA-C, University of Colorado
Jonathan Bowser, MS, PA-C, University of Colorado
Jacqueline Sivahop, MS, PA-C, University of Colorado

Clinical rotations are often marketed as a means for employers to recruit and evaluate potential employees, but little data exists to support this claim. This study demonstrates that student clinical experiences at two academic hospitals did create a pipeline for employment.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

"The Last Straw!"© and Social Determinants of Health

P37 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Brenda Quincy, PhD, MPH, PA-C, Butler University
Dane Shiltz, PharmD, BCPS, Ferris State University

The Last Straw!© is a game developed to teach students about the effects on health of gender, race, socioeconomic status and other social determinants. Participating in this game significantly increased the students’ understanding of multiple aspects of the social determinants of health and was a positive, engaging, learning experience.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

The GoPro HERO4: An Innovative Teaching Tool for Clinical Anatomy

P38 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Bridget Calhoun, DrPH, PA-C, Duquesne University
Benjamin Kivlan, PhD, Duquesne University
Kirstie Pistner, BS, ATC, Duquesne University and University of Pittsburgh

Using a GoPro in the anatomy lab has improved the student experience. Asking students to gather around one cadaver is impractical and time consuming. When images from a GoPro are projected on wall-mounted monitors in real time, the entire class can appreciate what is being demonstrated by the lab instructor.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Use of Adaptive Learning Technology in PA Electrocardiogram Training

P39 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Mallory Aycock, MPA, PA-C, Mercer University
Sheena Brown-Waller, PhD, MSCR, Mercer University

Poster presentation to highlight utilization of a Perceptual Adaptive Learning Module™ for electrocardiogram interpretation training to improve PA student electrocardiogram interpretation. The second aim highlights improvement in student perceptions of electrocardiogram interpretation abilities utilizing this supplemental learning platform.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Augmenting Anatomy and Physical Examination with Ultrasound: An OHSU Pilot

P40 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Lillian Navarro-Reynolds, MS, PA-C, Oregon Health & Science University
Pat Kenney-Moore, EdD, PA-C, Oregon Health & Science University
Renee Dversdal, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
Christine Schutzer, BS, RDMS, RT, Oregon Health & Science University

In our pilot six separate ultrasonography sessions, each integrated into a corresponding clinical medicine block were designed to build on foundational anatomy and physical diagnosis. Learners appreciated the opportunity to visualize the anatomy, felt the skill was very practical for future clinical practice and valued the active environment.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Scope of Practice of British Primary Care PAs

P41 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Tamara Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C/R, George Washington University and St. George's University of London
Karen Roberts, MS, PA-C/R, St. George's University of London

This session will report on results from a prospective cohort study of British PAs working in primary care. It will document the growth of the profession and the development of PA scope of practice in the general practice setting.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Factors Influencing Texas PAs' Choice of Primary Care

P42 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Venetia Orcutt, PhD, PA-C, UT Southwestern - School of Health Professions
Jeffrey Williams, MPAS, UT Southwestern - School of Health Professions
Hank Lemke, DHSc, University of North Texas HS Center Ft Worth
Juliann Garza, PhD, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Ashley Gentry, MPAS, University of North Texas HS Center Ft Worth
Robin Higashi, PhD, UT Southwestern - School of Health Professions

This mixed method study explored factors influencing Texas Physician Assistant graduate selection and/or retention in primary care settings. Four themes emerged that may potentially be leveraged to increase the number of PA graduates entering this critical area of the US healthcare workforce.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Diseases and Disorders Encountered in a PA Practice Analysis

P43 ● Poster ● Plaza Exhibit
Grady Barnhill, MEd, NCCPA
Andrew Dallas, PhD, NCCPA
Joshua Goodman, PhD, NCCPA
Roderick Hooker, PhD, MBA, PA, Northern Arizona University

A physician assistant practice profile is undertaken every five years to improve the certification/recertification examination. The 2015 version incorporated two new approaches that helped document the wide range of diseases and disorders that PAs encounter and the diverse roles PAs are performing across American medicine.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Competencies for the PA Educator

S104 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 12
Mona Sedrak, PhD, PA, Seton Hall University
Mary Von,
Joseph Zaweski,
Betsy Melcher,

In this session, participants will discuss the importance of identifying competencies for the PA educator. Participants will compare and contrast the foundational and functional competencies and discuss how educators and administrators should utilize these competencies.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Effective Leadership

PA Leadership in a World of Change

S105 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 14
Gail Curtis, AAPA

The health care landscape continues to change at break-neck speed. This session will discuss trends and issues impacting the PA profession and how PAs can successfully lead sustainable and patient-centered change.

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Trading Places: PAEA End of Rotation™ Exam Preview for Faculty

S106 ● Workshop ● Plaza Ballroom B
Members of Assessment Council

This immersive, interactive session will give faculty a student’s experience of taking an End of Rotation exam. Faculty will be able to review an actual exam form with real exam items in our ExamDriver exam delivery system. Additionally, experienced faculty will model proctoring best practices. Pre-registration will open in September.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
21st Century Teaching & Learning

Incorporating Ultrasound Technology into the PA Curriculum

S107 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 12
Denise Rizzolo, PhD, PA-C, Pace University
Rachel Krackov, PhD, MPAS, RVS, PA-C, Practical Point-of-Care Ultrasound Consultants, LLC

This spotlight presentation will focus on the current state of ultrasound technology in medical education and its implications for PA education. Strategies for vertical integration of ultrasound into the PA curriculum will be explored. Barriers to ultrasound implementation will also be discussed, along with suggestions on how to overcome them.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Clinical Education & Innovation

The State of Certification Maintenance in 2017

S108 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 14
Dawn Morton-Rias, NCCPA

Join NCCPA for an update on a variety of issues, including the current certification maintenance process. We will discuss the evolution of certification maintenance and NCCPA’s commitment to review research and pilot programs developed by other certifying bodies. We’ll also provide an update on CME requirements and how to fulfill them.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Program Evaluation, Improvement & Accreditation

Navigating New Program Development

S109 ● Panel ● Governor's Square 15
Amy Allen, MHS, EdS, PA-C, University of South Carolina
Mary Warner, MMSc, PA-C, Boston University School of Medicine PA Program
Stephane VanderMeulen, MPAS, PA-C, Creighton University
Richard Murphy, MBA, PA-C, Tufts University

A panel of experienced educators who lead new programs in various stages of accreditation will share experiences from their journey of new program development. Best practices will be addressed including: understanding institutional culture and environment, establishing resources and program support, building a timeline and development plan, and overcoming obstacles.

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

General Session & Lunch

S110 ● Plaza Ballroom BCEF
John Register, Inspired Communications International, LLC

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Q&A Time: PAEA End of Rotation Exam™ Preview for Faculty

S111 ● Focused Discussion ● Plaza Ballroom B
Members of Assessment Council

Following the interactive Exam Preview, PAEA Assessment will host a question and answer session focusing on the student’s experience of taking an End of Rotation exams, the exam delivery system, and proctoring best practices. It is geared toward participants of the Exam Preview for Faculty, but open to all.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Student Assessment & Remediation

What Does It Mean? Using PAEA Assessment Score Reports

S112 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 12
Andrew Dallas, PhD, NCCPA
Joshua Goodman, PhD, NCCPA
Olivia Ziegler, MS, PA, PAEA

PAEA Assessment score reports provide a lot of meaningful data about students and curriculum, not all of which is widely understood. In this session, presenters will discuss the information provided in each report, show appropriate uses for student and program assessment, and introduce some innovations that are on the horizon.

2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Program Evaluation, Improvement & Accreditation

Completing the Self-Study Report and ARC-PA Update

S113 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 14
Sharon Luke, ARC-PA

This session will combine an update from the ARC-PA (first 20 min.) on program accreditation followed by a 90-minute session on completing the Self-Study Report (SSR). The presentation will highlight ARC-PA expectations for documenting data, analysis, and program improvement in the SSR.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Clinical Education & Innovation

Establishing Medical Service Projects: Active Learning, Enhanced Patient Care

S114 ● Panel ● Governor's Square 15
Stephanie McGilvray, MMSc, PA-C, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Health Professions
Tara Rick, PA-C, St. Catherine University
Michelle DiBaise, DHSc, PA-C, Arizona School of Health Sciences

The PA Foundation works with PA programs to support medical service projects and offer real-life opportunities for students to practice patient care. Learn from fellow PA educators who have designed domestic and international medical service projects. Topics will include partnership development, needs assessments, establishing learning objectives, securing financial support, and more.

2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

PACKRAT Item Writing Workshop

S115 ● Workshop ● Plaza Ballroom A
PACKRAT Exam Development Board

Good item writing for examinations is a difficult and sometimes challenging task for PA educators, especially new faculty members. The PACKRAT Exam Development Board will discuss the characteristics of good test items, and then participants will break into groups to review and rewrite sample questions and discuss item development challenges.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Student Recruitment & Admissions

Noncognitive Attributes Needed for Success From Matriculation to Clinical Practice

S116 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 12
Anthony Brenneman, MPAS, PA-C, University of Iowa
Karen Hills, MS, PA-C, Duke University Medical Center
Constance Goldgar, MS, PA-C, University of Utah
Stephane VanderMeulen, MPAS, PA-C, Creighton University
Jennifer Snyder, PhD, PA-C

The 2017 PAEA Presidents Commission will share the results of its research on the noncognitive attributes — compassion, resilience, emotional intelligence, etc. — that are most predictive of success for PA students from matriculation through clinical practice. This work has significant implications for admissions policies in PA programs.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Student Assessment & Remediation

Failing to Fail: Are We Really Graduating This Student?

S117 ● Spotlight ● Governor's Square 15
Amanda Moloney-Johns, MPAS, PA-C, University of Utah
Jennifer Coombs, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, University of Utah

This session will explore results from a survey of PA faculty regarding PA educators not failing students on evaluations despite having reservations about the student's competence or abilities. Current literature will be reviewed, survey results will be discussed, potential consequences will be considered, and possible solutions will be explored.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Reception

● Plaza Ballroom BCEF

This reception will provide a wonderful opportunity for all Forum attendees to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2017 Education Forum and close out the event in style.

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