Call for Participation: PA Student Advisory Group

July 7, 2023

PA Students: Join Us to Make an Impact

Aquifer is excited to announce an opportunity to join a national board of PA students tasked with providing critical feedback on the development of Aquifer’s learning tools.

Aquifer relies on our Student Advisory Groups to bring their voices and insights to help us support learners by developing the best possible tools for clinical learning.

Aquifer—a unique non-profit organization—makes a big impact on medical and health professions education. Used in 100 physician assistant programs, 97% of U.S. allopathic medical schools, and a growing number of osteopathic and nurse practitioner programs—with over 15 million virtual patient cases completed since our founding in 2006—Aquifer is a leader in clinical learning.

Help us build the best possible tools to advance your clinical learning

Aquifer is in the process of developing new assessments, dashboards, interface upgrades, and other learning tools. Student feedback and ideas are needed to ensure that our solutions provide the most value to students.

Selected students will be invited to preview and provide honest, constructive feedback on Aquifer’s new developing learning tools, designed to be used in medical and health professions programs nationwide. Feedback from this group will be used to optimize the technology and content in our tools.

Benefits of Participation

Boost your skill set (and resume) by working closely with educators and expert staff for a leading learning tool in health professions education. Group members will evaluate and analyze each learning tool or project, providing meaningful feedback and ideas that will drive the development of nationally used learning tools

You will be part of a diverse group of PA students, giving you the opportunity to connect with your peers and collaborate with fellow students from across the country.

This is an ideal opportunity for students interested in building skills in education, curriculum development, leadership, technology, and online learning.

A letter of recognition will be provided at the end of the year if all requirements are fulfilled.


We are accepting applications from students who have completed Aquifer cases either as part of their coursework, or have used our cases on their own, and meet the following requirements:

  • PA students in good academic standing.
  • Interest in medical and health professions education.
  • Prepared to give honest, thoughtful feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Able to commit to completing all pre-work assignments and meetings.

Applications close on August 31. Students will be notified of their status on our around September 7. Please contact Megan Hotaling, Aquifer Community Engagement & Events Manager, with any questions.

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