Remediation of “High Stakes” Professional Exams

Presented by Aubrey Knight, MD, Nicole Wadsworth DO, FACOEP, FACEP, & Pat Kenney-Moore EdD, PA-C on April 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

(USMLE Step-1, COMLEX, PANCE) Aubrey Knight will discuss USMLE Step-1. Nicole Wadsworth will describe the multidisciplinary approach to identifying and supporting the students who are most at risk for failing Level 1 of the COMLEX exam. Pat Kenney-Moore Physician assistant education is a condensed and abbreviated version of allopathic medical education that occurs over an average of 27 months. The licensing examination for PAs (Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination or PANCE) is uniquely situated to occur after graduation, creating challenges in identifying at risk students early in order to ameliorate potentially negative outcomes after graduation. This portion of the webinar will highlight issues related to PA student remediation and the approach to graduates who are unsuccessful in passing the PANCE

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Presenter Bios

Dr. Aubrey Knight is Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Medicine and Family & Community Medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Dr. Knight graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the family medicine residency at Carilion in Roanoke and a geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of Maryland. Dr. Knight is a board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

In his role as Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Knight spends much of his time with career and academic advising. He personally coaches students and helps guide them to resources aimed at improving their success in the classroom, at the bedside and in the testing environment.

Dr. Knight’s career has focused on medical education. He has been a family medicine residency director as well as the program director for a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. He was the founding program director for the Carilion Geriatric Medicine fellowship program and, after a 10 year hiatus is once again, the program director of this fellowship. He has collaborated with the VT Center for Gerontology on research related to aging and caregiving.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Certified Medical Director with the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term-Care Medicine, and a member of the American Geriatric Society. Dr. Knight is a geriatric provider at the Carilion Clinic Center for Healthy Aging for their Mild Cognitive Impairment and Memory Disorders Clinics and a physician with the inpatient palliative medicine team at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Knight has been recognized in the Roanoke magazine as one of Roanoke “Top Docs” and by Our Health Magazine for “Best Bedside Manner.” He is on the Medical Scientific Committee for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Advisory Board for the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Nicole Wadsworth (D.O., FACOEP, FACEP) is an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. Her educational interest surrounds board preparation for medical students who struggle with academic success, inter-professional education, simulation in medical education and curriculum development.

She is currently the Co-Chair of the Curriculum Transformation Team at the Heritage College, leading faculty teams in review and revision of the current curriculum as well as assisted in the development of a pilot curricular program at the Heritage College’s Cleveland extension campus.

She has previously presented at American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine around the topic of Multicultural medical school curriculum, Committee on College Accreditation Training regarding standard six and Committee on College Accreditation Training regarding Compliance: Meeting and Exceeding the Standards.

Pat Kenney-Moore EdD, PA-C is an Associate Professor, Associate Director and Academic Coordinator in the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Division of Physician Assistant Education. She is responsible for the didactic phase of the OHSU PA program and is involved in teaching, learning, assessment and remediation of PA students.

She is a graduate of the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Southern California (USC), and subsequently completed a Master of Science degree in Postsecondary, Adult and Continuing Education and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership: Postsecondary Education from Portland State University. Pat’s clinical background includes family medicine and general internal medicine and she continues to maintain a part time clinical practice at a free clinic.

In addition to program responsibilities, Pat is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Oregon Medical Association and participates nationally with the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).

She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and has received several honors including Oregon PA of the Year in 2005, OHSU School of Medicine Faculty Excellence in Education Award for 2004-2005, and several academic teaching awards. In 2016 she received the national Master Faculty award presented by the Physician Assistant Education Association.