What Makes Physician Assistant Programs Successful at Training Rural PAs?
A current WWAMI Rural Health Research Center study has identified the physician assistant (PA) training programs that have reduced high numbers and high proportions of graduation working in rural areas. This study extended that work through a physician assistant program survey, identifying key characteristics, admission, and training strategies, and missions of successful rural programs.
What Makes Physician Assistant (PA) Training Programs Successful at Training Rural PAs?
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
While a majority of physician assistant (PA) programs identify production of rural PAs as an important program goal, many only have limited rural recruitment and training activities. This study identified PA program characteristics and training activities that are strongly associated with the production of a high proportion of rural graduates.