The North West Physician Associate Forum has received lots of feedback in regards to what we have planned. We acknowledge that the community of practice we represent is inclusive of student and qualified Physician Associates across the North West. As a result, our first event of 2020 is designed to be inclusive and beneficial to all.
We have worked hard with qualified Physician Associates and our fellow Universities to design a mock OSCE based on national standards which will provide an opportunity for all to get involved!
Candidates will be second year student PAs.
Examiners will be qualified PAs.
Simulated patients will be first year student PAs.
This will consist of two circuits of eight stations to allow for maximum uptake and inclusivity.
Given the current climate and pressures on our healthcare services as a result of Covid-19, we have made the decision to suspend the mock OSCEs on Monday the 6th April. It is clear that Physician Associates play a fundamental role in ensuring that service provision continues during a difficult and uncertain time ahead.
We will keep you updated on further developments and dates once they have been rearranged.
In the meantime, look after yourselves, look after each other and utilise this community of practice.