PA Competencies

What skill sets are required of PAs?

MEDEX Northwest has adopted the Physician Assistant Competencies that were developed by the four main national PA organizations as a foundation for our curriculum. In addition, our competencies and outcomes are also guided by the MEDEX Mission Statement, which emphasizes a primary care perspective and stresses issues of diversity, access and innovation.

Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession were written and reaffirmed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), the Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) which is now the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

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