Make an Impact: Work with Aquifer to Advance Medical Education
Aquifer—a unique non-profit organization dedicated to advancing healthcare education—is excited to announce the call for participation for our 2021 Physician Assistant Task Force. This group will bring the voice, interests, and experiences of physician assistant educators to Aquifer, and work to develop educator tools and training materials to support physician assistant programs using Aquifer to achieve better student outcomes by integrating Aquifer into their curriculum.
This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a scholarly project on a national level and advance healthcare education through collaboration. With over 15 million virtual patient cases completed since our founding in 2006, Aquifer is the leader in developing clinical teaching and learning tools.
Working with Aquifer, your work will make a big impact on physician assistant education. 100 physician assistant programs are currently using Aquifer’s trusted, rigorous clinical learning tools. Aquifer courses are also used in 97% of U.S. allopathic medical schools.
Aquifer Physician Assistant Task Force Details
We are recruiting 12 active, highly engaged physician assistant educators who are ready to work. All physician assistant educators who use Aquifer courses and are actively teaching are eligible to apply. We will lead this task force, and the group will be supported by the Aquifer staff.
Work: Members of the Aquifer Physician Assistant Task Force will:
Participate in the development of educator resources and training materials to support integration of Aquifer cases into the PA curriculum (develop and review new material in collaboration with colleagues)
Participate in Aquifer webinars, blogs, and/or podcasts as available/appropriate to share best practices for solving curricular challenges using Aquifer cases
Benefits: Selected Task Force members will have the opportunity to:
Present task force work and your own educational innovations on a national level
Conduct educational research through the Aquifer Research Program
Influence and inform Aquifer leadership regarding the priorities and unique needs of physician assistant programs
Receive a letter of recognition for your scholarly work and task force participation
Commitment: This application expresses your commitment for 1 year, with work starting in January 2021. Work will include:
Attend one 60-minute video call meeting per month
Approx 2-3 hours/month of offline work
To apply, please complete our short online application, open through December 15.
We look forward to working with you to better serve the needs of physician assistant educators and students.
Aquifer Physician Assistant Task Force Leads
Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C
Aquifer Teaching & Learning Lead for Physician Assistant Education
Program Director and Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Sherilyn Smith, MD
Aquifer Chief Academic Officer
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine