Physician Assistants Benefit from New Learning Resource—NEJM Knowledge+ PA Board Review

BOSTON, July 19, 2023 — Adding to its expanding portfolio of educational products, NEJM Group, the organization behind the New England Journal of Medicine, announces the release of NEJM Knowledge+ PA Board Review—a new, personalized learning product that prepares physician assistants for their certification exam.

Created by a panel of clinicians from leading US medical centers, NEJM Knowledge+ PA Board Review includes curated content that is reviewed and approved by PAs who are both educators and active clinicians with direct understanding of the day-to-day challenges of PA practice.

NEJM Knowledge+ PA Board Review includes:

  • Question bank of over 2,150 questions guided by the Physician Assistant National Ceritfying Exam (PANCE/PANRE) blueprint
  • Adaptive learning technology for a personalized experience
  • Two (2) 60-minute practice exams
  • Ability to earn 225 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits
  • Convenient mobile access

“As a PA educator for 26 years, I know firsthand that there is limited time allotted to PA education. While faculty cannot teach everything about medicine to PA students who will become practicing graduates, we can help them develop the clinical reasoning skills to carefully assess a variety of medical history and physical examination findings, building a rich foundation needed to deliver a differential diagnosis and treatment plan for each patient,” said Christine H. Bruce, DMSc, MHSA, PA-C, Senior Reviewer for NEJM Knowledge+ PA Board Review.

NEJM Knowledge+ Board Review utilizes thought-provoking clinical scenarios which parallel what students will see on the boards and also in the clinic. Formatting of the questions requires the student to consider various possibilities to arrive at the correct answer. All answers have explanations so that the student can see why the correct answer is preferred over the other distractors.

“Thousands of clinicians select NEJM Knowledge+ as a resource for board reviews in internal medicine, family medicine, and pediatrics, along with continuous learning in pain management and opioids,” added Bruce. “We’re pleased to now have a specialized product that supports PAs as they prepare for their certification exam and future clinical practice.”

NEJM Group partnered with Area9 Lyceum—a physician-led pioneer in adaptive learning—to create this innovative platform with smart technology that adapts to clinicians’ learning goals, pace, and knowledge gaps to deliver the information they need to know. The adaptive algorithm uses research-proven methods to accelerate proficiency, continuously sharpen skills and promote true lifelong learning.

NEJM Knowledge+ products support self-assessment, learning, and board certification in various specialties. NEJM Knowledge+ combines gold-standard content with the most efficient, engaging, and effective way to help clinicians learn, improve the quality of their practice, and prepare for board exams.

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