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Sept. 17, 2015 - The King’s College Physician Assistant (PA) Department recently hosted a three-day board review conference conducted by Certified Medical Educators (CertMedEd).  The conference was attended by approximately 130 people from states including Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina and others.

It was the first time that King’s hosted the conference which was open to both recent PA graduates taking the certifying exam for the first time and also to practicing physician assistants who are required to earn continuing medical education credits in preparation for a recertification exam.  The sessions were held in the King’s PA Department facilities in King’s on the Square.

The conference provided test taking strategies, hundreds of practice board questions and an intensive review of various medical and surgical topics in cardiology, pharmacology, pulmonary, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, orthopedics, neurology, women’s health, emergency medicine and others. 

The conference at King’s was one of only three that will be conducted by Certified Medical Educators in Pennsylvania during 2015.  The firm offers approximately 30 conferences around the country each year in various cities including; Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Seattle, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia and others.  A return conference is currently scheduled at King’s next year on August 15-17.

Pictured, from left, are conference participants John Paolini, an August graduate from King’s with a master’s degree in physician assistant studies, and Kara Levandoski, a 2010 PA graduate of King’s who works with local cardiologist Dr. Mark Bernardi; Michael Nowak, PA-C, FAASPA, program director and founder of Certified Medical Educators; Jocelyn Hook, PA-C, a 1976 graduate of the King’s PA Program, clinical professor in the physician assistant studies program and clinical coordinator; and Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president.

Pictured, from left, are conference participants John Paolini, an August graduate from King’s with a master’s degree in physician assistant studies, and Kara Levandoski, a 2010 PA graduate of King’s who works with local cardiologist Dr. Mark Bernardi; Michael Nowak, PA-C, FAASPA, program director and founder of Certified Medical Educators; Jocelyn Hook, PA-C, a 1976 graduate of the King’s PA Program, clinical professor in the physician assistant studies program and clinical coordinator; and Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president.