Call for Participation: PA Student Advisory Group

January 10, 2022
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Physician Assistant Students: Join Us to Make an Impact

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

The new Aquifer Physician Assistant Student Advisory Group will build on the success of our interprofessional Student Advisory Group to expand the voices and feedback from this important group of learners. This new group will work in tandem with the 2022 Aquifer Medical Student Advisory Group to help Aquifer develop 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, cases, and other learning tools. Student voices 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 across the country. Feedback from this group will be used to optimize the technology and content in our tools, inform communications, and develop training resources.

Work Commitment

  • Attending four 1-hour Zoom meetings to discuss and learn more about different aspects of the learning tools. Meetings will be scheduled on weekday evenings on a quarterly basis. Our first meeting is planned for March 2022.
  • Completing up to 1 hour of pre-work in advance of each meeting.
    • Previewing a new learning tool via interactive demo, watching a screencast, or reading/viewing background information or presentations.
    • Completing a preliminary survey with your initial feedback. 

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

Eligibility

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

  • Physician Assistant 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 attending at least 3 out of 4 meetings.
Access Demo Cases

If you’re not familiar with Aquifer’s signature courses, you can access free demo cases here:

2022 Application

Applications close on January 30. Students will be notified of their status by February 15. Please contact Megan Hotaling, Aquifer Community Engagement & Events Manager, with any questions.

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  • Preliminary Feedback

    Note: The intent of these questions is to get a sense of the way you communicate and provide feedback. Please share your honest thoughts. We are looking for students with a range of perspectives and opinions.
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