Physician Assistant Genomic Competencies

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


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.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Genomics*
  • Humans
  • Physician Assistants / education*
  • Professional-Patient Relations