Next course begins August 18, 2024.

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About this course

This 5-week asynchronous online course is developed and designed for those who are working in the clinical year, such as Clinical Coordinators or Directors of Clinical Education, in a PA program for at least three months. This course will focus on the foundational knowledge and skills essential for effectively coordinating and managing clinical education with attention to alignment with accreditation standards. The expected time commitment will be about 2 hours each week.

During the 5 weeks of this course, you will learn:

  • The role and responsibilities of the clinical coordinator,¬† the purpose and function of the clinical year, and the ARC accreditation standards¬†that apply specifically to the clinical year.
  • How to ensure rotation syllabi are well-written, designed, and appropriate, including effective course learning outcomes and instructional objectives
  • Appropriate student tracking, evaluation, and assessment with attention to accreditation compliance¬†¬†
  • Critical clinical year policies, procedures, and maintenance to ensure accreditation alignment and compliance
  • How to thrive as a clinical coordinator

In addition, there will be one live Zoom meeting scheduled during the course to provide individual guidance and answer questions. Each participant will also have the opportunity for one 30-minute one-to-one mentorship meeting with Dr. WhiteHorse. 

10 AAPA Category 1 CME  

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 10 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 1/29/2023 to 12/31/2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-208538. 

COST: $395   

$325 without CME

Instructor: Emily WhiteHorse Ph.D., PA-C. Over 40 years of experience in education, over 28 years in PA education, and more than 20 years of providing faculty development to PA educators.

Questions?¬† Please contact Dr. WhiteHorse at¬†¬†[email protected].

This course is open to all those currently teaching in PA education with at least three months of experience in a PA program. Completion of Master Course Two is recommended, but not required.

7 DAY 100% No-Risk Money Back Guarantee!  If you are not completely satisfied for any reason, I will happily refund you 100%. 


What Participants are Saying... 

"I appreciated the thoroughness and relevant application of the material being discussed throughout this course. I was very appreciative of the fact that Dr. Whitehorse is willing to communicate during the course regarding specific questions you may have. She responds very quickly with well-thought suggestions and answers."

It was so well organized! The way Dr. WhiteHorse chose to divide the content really flowed well. So glad I jumped in on this. Very well done Dr. WhiteHorse!  

"The clinical curriculum is a beast and this course provided structure to help walk through the various components and effectively build on the content from week to week."

"All clinical faculty should take this course. It provides the comprehensive foundation that we are all looking for all in one course. Dr. Whitehorse is extremely knowledgeable in all facets of PA education and has a passion for passing this knowledge on to PA faculty."

"As a new clinical director in a developing/newer program, the approach taken and content taught in this course is highly valuable and will make a tangible impact on the processes we're currently using. Thank you!"

"I appreciated everything that Dr. Whitehorse offered us in her vast knowledge of the source material. I am appreciative of the attention to detail and overall commitment to really conveying the essence of what it is to be a clinical coordinator/DCE. She is thorough and meticulous in her overall delivery.

"Everything in this course has been tremendously helpful, so thank you! I highly recommend this course for Clinical Coordinators."   

Experienced and immediately applicable instruction and content 

Overseeing and directing the clinical phase is one of the more challenging positions in PA education. I know. I have been a clinical coordinator several times over my years in PA education. And I continue to work with programs and faculty all over the country regarding the clinical phase from adjusting syllabi, ensuring assessment alignment, crafting and guiding clinical year policies and procedures, and accreditation compliance. With 28 years of experience in PA education and 20-plus years of providing successful faculty development, let me help you quickly learn and apply fundamental educational concepts, strategies, and tools that will help you develop, manage, and maintain the clinical phase of the program with attention to accreditation standards.  

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