AAPA Category 1 CME Credit

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) AAPA is the only accreditor for the AAPA Category 1 CME system.

The previous limit of 20 AAPA Category 1 CME for preceptors is no longer in effect. Preceptors may now earn an unlimited number of AAPA Category 1 CME for their precepting efforts from programs accredited by AAPA to provide these CME. Preceptorship CME is still earned at a rate of 2 AAPA Category 1 CME credits per PA student per 40-hour week. View the Category 1 CME for Preceptors Guide.

If you are interested in becoming a preceptor, please contact Heidi Kennedy, Clerkship Coordinator, at Heidi.Kennedy@dmu.edu

Integrating the Student into a Busy Practice

Evaluation and Teaching Strategies

Providing Effective Feedback

Managing Difficult Learning Situations

Developing Expectations

Conflict Resolution

  • Aspects of Conflict Resolution12
    This article discusses the causes of conflict, approaches to conflict resolution, and techniques/strategies to resolve conflict effectively. 


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