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We carry out the mission and vision of our Department by promoting the development and continued learning of PAs and other health care professionals by offering continuing education opportunities. These include:

Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Certificate Course

  • This 16-week program serves as an introductory course to leadership as an Advanced Practice Provider (APP).
  • The course, brought to you by the UPMC Office of Advanced Practice Providers and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, is unique in its inclusivity and collaboration with the following disciplines: Certified Nurse Midwifery, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia, Physician Assistant, and Nurse Practitioner. 
  • This program will:
    • Introduce Advanced Practice Provider Leadership (APP) Pathways
    • Provide tools for the provider to navigate the transition into APP Leadership
    • Discuss communication strategies and how to develop an executive presence
    • Provide insight to the dynamics of a healthcare system and emerging as an effective leader
  • Learn more about the APP Leadership Certificate Course here.

Advanced Practice Provider Grand Rounds: What Do Universities Look for in Preceptors? ​

Feedback and Mentoring of Clinical Students

  • Earn up to 1.5 hours of Category 1 CME credit at no charge!
  • If you don’t already have one, create an account with the University’s WISER Institute.
  • Request registration using this link:
    • Click “Register for a Class” and follow the instructions
    • When registering, please mark your Role in Class as a "PARTICIPANT" (not as an instructor) and the Preferred Class Date as "6/30/2021 01:01 AM - 12:00PM" (this sets a deadline for course completion but you will be able to access the course soon after registration).

Pittsburgh SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment)