Possible Topics

HR 1685, Section 2

Instituting Borrowing Parity for Physician Assistant Students Under the Federal Direct Loan Program

HR 1685, Section 4

Grants for PA programs at HBCUs and PBI (Predominantly Black Institutions)

Exploring the role of HBCUs in medical education (doctors):

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6111265/

Report on the future of HBCUs in general

https://www.aplu.org/library/repositioning-hbcus-for-the-future-access-success-research-and-innovation/file

HR 1686, Section 2

Expanding Clinical Training Opportunities for Physician Assistants

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23581001

This very small abstract mentions “lack of advanced training opportunities” as affecting PAs’ ability to treat substance abuse.

Reasonably infer that more training opportunities would include more advanced opportunities. See if you can find that specific section of this article.

Does clinical training influence job placement? Yes.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1365-2923.2003.01472.x

Generic Evidence / Resources

CARES: Collaboration and Rural Expansion of Services

Part of the Wisconsin Academy of PAs

https://www.wapa.org/page/PALawModWis

https://www.wapa.org/general/custom.asp?page=Presentations2018

Lots of links on the second page!

PDF w/ extensive endnotes

https://www.chcf.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/PhysicianAssistantsScopePracticeLaws.pdf

An older paper useful for setting the context/importance of expanding PAs

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.579.9472&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Includes policy Implications

https://healthforce.ucsf.edu/sites/healthforce.ucsf.edu/files/publication-pdf/2.%202010-02_The_Increasing_Role_of_Medical_Assistants_in_Small_Primary_Care_Physician_Practice.pdf

Overview of PA Education

https://web.b.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope=site&authtype=crawler&jrnl=19419430&AN=37009657&h=dsiIgXGv%2bS3ypp2Hqfi69oGuYZYhsAsDfu1%2bBHQ6gz10zHhVpy2h2%2buwKX%2f0fznm%2bBfjYRmpPvmzbv6MrzKctg%3d%3d&crl=c&resultNs=AdminWebAuth&resultLocal=ErrCrlNotAuth&crlhashurl=login.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26profile%3dehost%26scope%3dsite%26authtype%3dcrawler%26jrnl%3d19419430%26AN%3d37009657