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Student Remediation and Retention using PACKRAT® as a Self-Assessment Tool
PACKRAT® is an objective, comprehensive self-assessment tool for students and curricular evaluation. More information is available here: https://paeaonline.org/assessment/packrat

This webinar will discuss the purpose of the PAEA PACKRAT exam and how it can assist in the assessment of both individual student as well as program performance. Early identification of students at risk of struggling on self assessments, such as the PACKRAT, provides the best opportunity for developing effective remediation strategies. The webinar will also discuss ways to perform data analysis of the PACKRAT to help predict performance on future assessments.

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
* Review the intended purpose of the PACKRAT exam
* Describe how PACKRAT performance can help identify at-risk students
* Suggest remediation strategies for students with low scores on the PACKRAT
* Use Microsoft Excel or statistical software to perform data analysis on a program’s PACKRAT data

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 1/18/2023 to 1/18/2023. AAPA reference number: CME-207667.

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Jan 18, 2023 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Chris Hanifin
Chris Hanifin, MS, PA-C, is currently the program director and department chair of the Seton Hall University PA program, which is where he earned his Master of Science PA degree. Chris entered PA education after working in cardiothoracic surgery and emergency medicine. Over the past 18 years, he has served in numerous roles including course instructor, admissions director, and director of clinical education, and was presented with Seton Hall’s Archbishop Meyers Outstanding Educator Award in 2010. While working as a faculty member, Chris also served four terms as an AAPA delegate and as president of the New Jersey State Society of PAs (NJSSPA). He was recognized by NJSSPA as New Jersey’s PA of the Year in 2011. He is currently serving as coordinator for PAEA’s PA Programs in Catholic Institutions Special Interest Group and has been a PAEA workshop facilitator since 2013.
Amy Gogtas
Amy Gogtas, MSHS, PA-C, is currently a director of clinical education and instructor at the Seton Hall University PA program. She attended George Washington University’s Master of Science in Health Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies program in 2007. She pursued her passion for teaching and started as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University in 2016, then transitioned as a full-time director of clinical education in 2020. She practiced as an otolaryngology head and neck surgical physician assistant prior to her PA educational career. She has a great interest in educational research with PA student success.
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.