The Midwestern University PA Program offers a 12-month Postgraduate Academic Fellowship for Physician Assistants. The Fellowship curriculum, which blends didactic instruction, self-directed learning, application and evaluation, is designed to provide Fellows with the education and skills necessary to effectively transition from clinical practice to academia. Upon successful completion of the Fellowship, graduates are awarded a certificate of completion from the Midwestern University College of Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Program. The certificate provides recognition of postgraduate education and academic preparation for a position as a PA Program faculty member.
The didactic and self-directed learning components of the Fellowship include instruction and assignments related to educational theory, instructional design, student issues, leadership and administration, and delivery of clinical education. Fellows apply acquired knowledge and skills throughout the course of the curriculum by participating in faculty responsibilities within the didactic and clinical phases of the PA Program. These responsibilities include developing and delivering didactic lectures, conducting small groups, implementing course design, creating performance metrics to assess learning, participating on committees, engaging in clinical site development, and completing a scholarly project. Fellows demonstrate completion of the curriculum by creating an academic portfolio, completing a capstone project, and submitting a scholarly work for consideration for publication or presentation.
Applicants seeking a Fellowship position must possess the following qualifications: (1) graduation from an ARC-PA accredited PA Program (2) NCCPA certification and Arizona licensure (or eligibility for licensure) (3) master's degree in PA Studies or a related field (4) minimum of one year of clinical experience as a Physician Assistant Applicants are also required to submit a cover letter, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, resume, and transcripts from the PA Program he or she attended.Contact Information:
Amber Herrick, PA-C
Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences
19555 N 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308-6814
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