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.
Bridgham LM. Improving the Physician Assistant Onboarding Process. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2022; 4(3).
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