2021 Jump Start Virtual Academy

New PA educators, whether in a faculty, clinical coordinator, or program director role, need skills and support to get the best start to their careers. The Jump Start virtual workshops bring the learning to you without the extra burden of travel costs. Rest assured, virtual workshops are an expansion of our current portfolio, not a replacement. We look forward to offering in-person workshops again soon and are committed to continuing to meet the professional development needs of our members – regardless of where you are.

Details

  • February 2021

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

  • Early Bird Registration (extended to January 18):
    • Members: $199
    • Non-Members: $399
  • Regular Registration:
    • Members: $249
    • Non-Members: $499
  • Registration/Cancellation Deadline: January 25

New Faculty Jump Start

Stepping into the role of faculty member is exciting and challenging, especially if you are new to education. Fortunately, you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. This workshop is designed for faculty who are new to education and are looking for guidance in becoming acclimated to academia and the role of educator. The topics covered in this workshop were identified as the most crucial for new PA educators as they take on the role of faculty member. You will meet with the facilitators and fellow participants in a series of virtual sessions covering the basic techniques and tools required for effective teaching. After this workshop, you will be equipped with new skills and knowledge, as well as a network of supportive colleagues.

Schedule: Four weekly 2-hour virtual sessions in February 2021. During registration, attendees will choose one of the following group options. To make the most of the interactive virtual sessions, attendees should plan to complete 30-60 minutes of pre-work prior of each weekly session.

  • Tuesdays at 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2021) – FULL!
  • Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021) – FULL!

Tuesday Group Facilitators: Shannon Diallo, Christopher Hanifin, Avril Nimblett-Clarke, Antoinette Polito, Jackie Sivahop, Virginia Valentin

Thursday Group Facilitators: Heather Bidinger, Leticia Bland, Shaun Lynch, Betsy Melcher, Stephanie Neary, Scott Richards

AAPA CME logoCME: This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 8 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 2/2/2021 to 2/1/2022. AAPA reference number: CME-201900.

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Details

  • March 2021

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

  • Early Bird Registration (February 8):
    • Members: $199
    • Non-Members: $399
  • Regular Registration:
    • Members: $249
    • Non-Members: $499
  • Registration/Cancellation Deadline: February 22

New Clinical Coordinators Jump Start

Leading clinical education and securing clinical sites is a critical responsibility that clinical coordinators are charged with undertaking. This workshop is designed to equip new clinical coordinators with practical advice and a wealth of useful ideas to help them be successful in their new role. The series of virtual sessions, led by facilitators with experience as clinical coordinators themselves, will cover the most crucial topics to increase your skillset in this vital role.

Schedule: Four weekly 2-hour virtual sessions in March 2021. During registration, attendees will choose one of the following group options. To make the most of the interactive virtual sessions, attendees should plan to complete 30-60 minutes of pre-work prior of each weekly session.

  • Mondays at 10 AM – 12 PM Eastern Time (March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2021)
  • Tuesdays at 2–4 PM Eastern Time (March 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2021)

Monday Group Facilitators: Laura Gerstner, Mitzi D’Aquila, Susan McDiarmid, Bobbie Morici
Tuesday Group Facilitators: Elana Min, Amanda Moloney-Johns, Craig Myers, Lisa Tshuma

CME: This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Event organizers plan to apply for 8 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

Details

  • April 2021

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

  • Early Bird Registration (March 15):
    • Members: $199
    • Non-Members: $399
  • Regular Registration:
    • Members: $249
    • Non-Members: $499
  • Registration/Cancellation Deadline: March 29

New Program Directors Jump Start

This workshop is designed for PDs and associate PDs with fewer than two years in their position or fewer than five years in PA education. During a series of virtual sessions, you will meet with the facilitators and your colleagues to gain essential knowledge and skills required of PDs. Our experienced facilitators, PDs themselves, will share their experiences and lessons learned, and will guide discussions around critical topics for new PDs. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident and prepared to begin or continue your work as a PD.

Schedule: Four weekly 2-hour virtual sessions in April 2021. During registration, attendees will choose one of the group options. To make the most of the interactive virtual sessions, attendees should plan to complete 30-60 minutes of pre-work prior of each weekly session.

  • Days and times coming soon!

Group Facilitators: Coming soon!

CME: This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Event organizers plan to apply for 8 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.