Physician Assistants may now earn credit for precepting PA students

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Practicing physician assistants who precept PA students are now eligible to earn up to 10 Category 1 CME credits annually, announced the Augusta University Physician Assistant Program.

PA preceptors will receive 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit for every two weeks of clinical teaching. However, if a preceptor has more than one student at a time, that preceptor may be awarded an addition 0.25 CME credit for each additional student for every two weeks of teaching.

Prior to receiving credit, the Augusta PA program must receive a completed evaluation form from the preceptor. The form will include a self-report and attestation of the number of weeks the preceptor taught as well as the number of students precepted. The form must be completed and submitted to the PA program by the preceptor requesting credit.

For calculation purposes, a week is defined as 40 hours of precepting. A maximum of 10 Category 1 CME credits per year may be awarded to each preceptor.

Within 90 days of the end of the clinical year, the Augusta PA program will submit a follow-up reconciliation report to AAPA to verify CME credit that PAs receive. The awarding of credit is based on an academic year (August to August), so credits earned during the fall semester (September to December) will not be awarded until August of the following calendar year.

Each PA preceptor will be responsible for logging their own CME credit with the NCCPA after they receive their CME certificate from the Augusta University PA program.  For additional information, please visit click here.

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