Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Medical Education


Dr. Sarah Bolander



Purpose: The purpose of this article is to review the onboarding process of physician assistants and examine ways for improvement.

Methods: A Pubmed and Medscape literature search was conducted using the words physician assistant onboarding, advanced care provider onboarding, post-graduate training, physician onboarding, and residency training.

Results: Limited evidence-based data demonstrates that the onboarding process for physician assistants in all specialties could benefit from more structured onboarding processes.

Conclusion: Creating higher forms of structured onboarding processes for new graduates, new hires, or physician assistants new to the field is important for improved provider knowledge, confidence, and burnout rates.


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