The Preceptor’s Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Jun 2, 2011 - Medical - 218 pages
The Preceptor’s Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants is a helpful guide for clinical preceptors of physician assistant (PA) students during their educational program and for physicians who supervise PAs in their practice. This work encompasses the experience and passion of four dedicated PA educators with combined experience of over 100 years. This indispensable resource addresses current practice as well as future projections and provides guidance for new styles of supervision in evolving health care systems including distance supervision, supervision in teams, and patterns of supervision in home care and geriatrics. Covering a wide variety of topics including supervision in the team environment as well as in individual practice, this handbook will provide the physician and physician assistant with the information and skills needed to be an excellent preceptor for students and a supervising clinician for graduate PAs. Features • Case Studies • Job Descriptions • Performance Agreements • Evaluation Tools • Professional Improvement Plans “The uniqueness of the physician-PA team paves the way for effective physician assistant practice. The Preceptors Handbook: A Guide to Supervising Physician Assistants presents a comprehensive model to help physicians reap the benefits that PAs bring to their practice, their patients, and the health care team. This clear and accessible resource provides step-by-step guidelines for building relationships with PAs, including tips on how to hire and work effectively with a PA, how to give constructive feedback, and how to apply coaching strategies. The authors, all leaders in PA education and practice, provide the essential information for building and sustaining a successful physician-PA team." ~ Janet J. Lathrop, MBA President, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

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Section II Precepting Physician Assistant Students
Section III Supervising Physician Assistants
Section IV Specific Practice Settings
Appendix A Additional Resources
Appendix B Sample Student Evaluation Instruments for Clinical Education

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Emeritus Professor, A.T. Still University, Senior Vice-President, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Foundation

Associate Professor, Program Director, University of Washington MEDEX Program, Chair, Board of Trustees, Group Health Cooperative

Medical Director and Lecturer, University of Washington MEDEX Program

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