|Job Title:||Visiting Instructor - Physician Assistant Fellowship|
|Provider Category:||Advanced Practice Providers (PA's, APRN's)|
|Provider Type:||Physician Assistant|
|Specialty:||Education / Faculty|
|New Grads OK?||No|
The Midwestern University PA Program offers a 12-month, full-time, Postgraduate Academic Fellowship for Physician Assistants. The Fellow is assigned the rank of Visiting Instructor and is provided a stipend and benefits. Further discussion regarding salary and benefits will be discussed during the interview process with the Program Director. The Fellowship curriculum, which blends didactic instruction, self-directed learning, application and evaluation, is designed to provide Fellows with the education and skills necessary to effectively transition from clinical practice to academia. Upon successful completion of the Fellowship, graduates are awarded a certificate of completion from the Midwestern University College of Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Program. The certificate provides recognition of postgraduate education and academic preparation for a position as a PA Program faculty member.
The didactic and self-directed learning components of the Fellowship include instruction and assignments related to educational theory, instructional design, student issues, leadership and administration, and delivery of clinical education. Fellows apply acquired knowledge and skills throughout the course of the curriculum by participating in faculty responsibilities within the didactic and clinical phases of the PA Program. These responsibilities include developing and delivering didactic lectures, conducting small groups, implementing course design, creating performance metrics to assess learning, participating on committees, engaging in clinical site development, and completing a scholarly project. Fellows demonstrate completion of the curriculum by creating an academic portfolio, completing a capstone project, and submitting a scholarly work for consideration for publication or presentation.