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J Physician Assist Educ. 2016 Sep;27(3):110-6. doi: 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000081.

Physician Assistant Genomic Competencies.

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Constance Goldgar, MS, PA-C, is an associate professor at the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah. Ed Michaud, PhD, is a professor and director of genetic science in the School of Physician Assistant Studies, South College, Knoxville, Tennessee. Nguyen Park, MS, PA-C, is a visiting lecturer at the University of New Mexico Physician Assistant Program, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jean Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAAN is a clinical advisor for the Genomic Healthcare Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland.


Genomic discoveries are increasingly being applied to the clinical care of patients. All physician assistants (PAs) need to acquire competency in genomics to provide the best possible care for patients within the scope of their practice. In this article, we present an updated version of PA genomic competencies and learning outcomes in a framework that is consistent with the current medical education guidelines and the collaborative nature of PAs in interprofessional health care teams.

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