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Curricular Mapping and the PAEA End of Curriculum™ Exam
The End of Curriculum™ exam is an objective, standardized evaluation of a student’s medical knowledge as one component of their readiness for graduation. More information is available here: https://paeaonline.org/assessment/end-of-curriculum

PAEA’s End of Curriculum exam is an objective, standardized evaluation of students’ medical knowledge as one component of their readiness for graduation. In this session, you will learn the intended purpose of the exam and its guiding principles and discuss best practices for implementation and integration into the curriculum.

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
* Review the intended purpose of the PAEA End of Curriculum exam
* Demonstrate how to map the PAEA End of Curriculum exam to a PA program curriculum
* Explain how the PAEA End of Curriculum exam data can be used at the student- and program-level

This session will be recorded and made available in the PAEA Digital Learning Hub for all members.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 1/12/2023 to 1/12/2023. AAPA reference number: CME-208211.

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Jan 12, 2023 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kim Cavanagh
Kim Cavanagh, DHSc, PA-C, is an associate professor, department chair, and program director of the Gannon University PA program in Erie, Pennsylvania. She also serves as the associate dean for the School of Medical Sciences in the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences at Gannon. She has been in PA education for over 20 years and has served in various leadership roles at both Gannon and the Duke University Physician Assistant program including: clinical coordinator, associate program director, and director of assessment and evaluation. Her clinical area of interest is cardiology. Kim received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Siena College, her PA certificate from Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, a master’s from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. She is a distinguished fellow of the AAPA and a member of the Pennsylvania Society of PAs.
Denise Rizzolo
Denise Rizzolo, PhD, MPH, PA-C, is an assessment and evaluation specialist for the PAEA. She received her master’s degree in Science – Physician Assistant from Rutgers University, her PhD in health science from Seton Hall University, and her MPH from the University of Missouri. Denise has an 18-year history in higher education, working with the Seton Hall University PA program for 16 of those years. Given her passion for public health, Denise has been a volunteer at the Westfield Regional Health Department where she first served as the communicable disease outreach coordinator and is now a COVID-19 advisor. She helps reach vulnerable populations by making house visits to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Denise is focused on cultural humility in assessment and lectures and publishes on the topic regularly. She recently presented her work on cultural humility in item-writing to the Association of American Medical Colleges and to the American Board of Medical Examiners.
Robert (Robbie) Furter
Robert (Robbie) Furter, PhD, is the senior director of assessment and psychometrician at PAEA, where he oversees PAEA’s suite of exam programs. His current work focuses on communicating the value of assessment and supporting educators in their use and interpretation of assessment scores. Robbie’s research interests include principled assessment design, the creation of robust assessment systems, and optimization across the assessment lifecycle. In addition to his work at PAEA, Robbie serves as a lecturer for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.