Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


PA Education


Dr Mark Archambault


With the demand for physician assistant’s (PAs) increasing to bridge the deficit in healthcare, we have seen an exponential increase of schools and applicants. Some applicants have been on this educational trajectory since graduating high school and are savvy to the technological advances within education. Others are attempting to begin a second or third career, and they may be intimidated by the landscape of a new classroom. Either way, the age range of incoming cohorts is quite expansive with all ages possessing unique perspectives from which to draw knowledge as well as unique needs to achieve success. The question is, how do we effectively educate all students regardless of age or preferred learning style?


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