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.


Northwestern College has applied for Accreditation–Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Northwestern College anticipates matriculating its first class in May 2020, pending achieving Accreditation–Provisional status at the September 2019 ARC-PA meeting. 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. Should Northwestern College not receive Accreditation–Provisional, the program will not be permitted to start in May 2020.