Preceptor handbook & resources

The PAEA Preceptor Orientation Handbook: Tips, Tools, and Guidance for Physician Assistant Preceptors is a valuable resource for clinical coordinators, and will guide their work with preceptors.


The one-pagers below are developed by the PAEA and offer time-tested methods for making the precepting experience as efficient and rewarding as possible.


The ARC-PA has granted  Accreditation-Provisional status to the  Northwestern College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by  Northwestern College

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA  Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the  Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.  Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at