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.