Assessing PA Competencies
Professional competencies for physician assistants include the effective and appropriate application of medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, patient care, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.
Competencies for the PA Profession 2012 (PDF)
Position paper approved by the four organizations for the PA profession: NCCPA, ARC-PA, PAEA, and AAPA.
Physician Assistants: Assessing Clinical Competence (PDF)
This is a useful guide for regulators, hospitals, employers and third-party payers.
FPPE and OPPE Are More than Just Acronyms (PDF)
This article, published in AAPA’s magazine PA Professional, speaks to the Joint Commission requirements ( and challenges) for Focused Professional Performance Evaluation and Ongoing Professional Performance Evaluation.
Sample Competency Assessment Tool (Coming Soon)
This sample, while specific to a PA with privileges in orthopaedics, can serve as a template for most other specialties, by aligning the specialty-specific page with the individual delineation of privileges.