AACOM, AACN, AAMC, and PAEA Release Collaborative Report on U.S. Clinical Training Sites 

On May 29, AACOM, along with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) announced the release of their joint report, "Recruiting and Maintaining U.S. Clinical Training Sites." The report summarizes the results of a March 2013 survey sent to the dean or director of every eligible school or program in the four disciplines and provides a comprehensive view of the issues and experiences of all four of the disciplines into clinical training site topics, shares key findings that address the greatest challenges in the primary care disciplines, explores payment issues, and more.

The key findings in the report are essential to maintaining the availability of these clinical training sites for all four disciplines. The report highlights the increasing difficulty all four disciplines are facing when seeking to obtain clinical training sites, and that the greatest challenges are in the primary care disciplines. The report also reveals that there is increasing pressure to pay for clinical training sites in all four disciplines, which has stimulated the development of more non-monetary incentives and other solutions.

For more information or to download the free report, visit​.
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April/May 2014
Vol. 8, No. 4/5