We would like to take this opportunity to personally express our sincere gratitude to you, our preceptors, for your contributions and dedication to the Gardner Webb University Department of Physician Assistant Studies and our physician assistant (PA) students. The clinical experiences that our students gain while working with you are vital to student success in our program. The clinical setting synthesizes concepts and applications of principles for quality health care delivery. You, as a clinical preceptor, are the key to successful learning experiences in the clinical setting. Working closely with you, our PA students learn from your expertise, advice, and example. Under your supervision, our students progressively develop and strengthen the skills and clinical judgment necessary to become practicing PAs.
We thank you for your commitment to our students and to PA education.
The Clinical TeamDepartment of PA Studies, Gardner-Webb University
The central principles of each SCPE are allowing the student to fulfill ARC-PA Standards and develop entry-level medical practice skills, including:
Preceptor responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
While adhering to professional standards, the student is expected to perform the following activities during the SCPE:
The program is responsible for the following aspects of the educational environment and activities during the clinical phase of the program:
For more information about our Program or becoming a Preceptor, email [email protected]
In order to qualify for Affiliate Clinical Faculty status, a primary preceptor may not have severed his or her relationship with the GWU PA Studies Program during the clinical year for which the status will be issued.
Preceptors who meet the criteria for Clinical Affiliate Faculty status are offered access to our world-class library database and UpToDate.
NPs can often claim AAPA Category 1 CME credit as continuing education with AANPCB and ANCC. AAPA recommends that NPs check with their certification/licensing authority to confirm that AAPA credit is acceptable.
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Definition: Through a partnership between PAEA and AAPA, ARC-PA accredited PA programs may submit an annual application to receive eligibility to award AAPA Category 1 CME to their PA preceptors.
Individual preceptors may be awarded AAPA Category 1 CME credits at a rate of 2 AAPA Category 1 CME credits per PA student per 40-hour week, with no limit.
Accreditation Period: Up to 24 consecutive months. Clinical year start and end dates are specified within the application.
Type of Credit Issued: AAPA Category 1 CME credit
This request type is only available to PA educational programs with full or provisional accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
Eligibility for AAPA Category 1 CME credit is currently limited to preceptors who are practicing PAs.
Preceptors must disclose any financial relationship with commercial interests to PA students.
Preceptors must be fully licensed to practice at the clinical site where the training will occur.
PA programs are responsible for having a mechanism in place to document credits awarded, issue certificates, and report summary statistics to AAPA.
The preceptor CME activity must comply with AAPA CME Criteria.
For more information, visit aapa.org.
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Can I get CME credit for teaching students?You may report credit for teaching health professions learners. However, a maximum of 60 AAFP Prescribed credits may be reported during a three-year re-election cycle. Teaching is also considered a live activity.
For advanced practice nursing, a maximum of 120 Preceptor hours may be converted to CE credits for a maximum of 25 non-pharmacology CE credits.
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Please contact [email protected] with any questions that may arise during this process.