South Carolina — Targeted Issue

Enhancement of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Curricula in Physician Assistant Education

March 1, 2005 - Feb. 29, 2008

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Project Overview
The adequacy of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) curricula has not been studied within physician assistant (PA) programs. PA graduates should have a set of core competencies upon completion of the PA program to adequately manage pediatric emergencies. The primary goal of this project is to study PA Program PEM curricula to identify areas of deficiency and facilitate modifications in PA program course material by providing electronic educational resources. This will be accomplished by (1) studying PA program PEM curricula to evaluate strengths and weaknesses; (2) developing electronic educational modules that can be readily adopted within PA program curricula; and (3) asking faculty, students, and PAs to provide constructive feedback.
Medical University of South Carolina, College of Health Professions
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
Paul Jacques, EdM, PA
  • Principal Investigator