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How to Utilize Student-Centered & Active Learning Methods in PA Education

by James Van Rhee, M.S., PA-C, Program Director, Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine | November 9, 2021
Kaplan Physician Assistant Educators

In physician assistant education we use methods such as team-based learning, problem-based learning, and case-based learning. But do these methods promote student-centered education, or do we promote a faculty-centered approach?

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Embracing Pandemic-Inspired Change in PA Education

by James Van Rhee, M.S., PA-C, Program Director, Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine | July 20, 2021

Medicine has changed, healthcare delivery has changed, and students have changed.  Medical education needs to change.

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Webinar in Review: Beyond COVID-19: Utilizing Virtual Simulation for Student Success

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | February 25, 2021

In our recent webinar titled "Beyond COVID-19: Utilizing Virtual Simulation for Student Success," our panel of experts discussed ways in which virtual simulation can help bridge the gap between learning in the classroom to practicing in the real world.

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White Paper: Team-Based Learning: A Strategy for Transforming Teaching and Learning in PA Education

by Christine Bruce, DMSc, MHSA, PA-C, Program Director, Penn State College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program & Associate Professor of Medicine | September 16, 2020
Kaplan Medical White Paper

Physician Assistant Programs throughout the country are faced with the challenge of educating our students in two very different learning dimensions: students need to know certain facts about disease entities but they also need to learn how to apply this knowledge into real-life clinical situations.

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Promoting Connection in a Time of Chaos

by Stephanie Neary, MPA, MMS, PA-C & Mary Ruggeri, MEd, MMSc, PA-C | August 25, 2020

As faculty, we hope we can embrace changes as an opportunity to shift the culture of learning towards one that leverages technology to benefit the learning styles and demands of students today. 

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PANCE Pass Rates - Are You Experiencing More Failures?

by Melissa Qazi, MD and Mary Halton, Kaplan Health Sciences Expert | September 5, 2019
Kaplan Medical PANCE Pass Rates

Physician Assistant programs may be seeing an increase in failures on the 2019 PANCE as a result of the recent blueprint change and adjustment of the scoring scale.

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