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Physician Assistant Online Cultural Training Information and Registration

In September 2010 Carroll University, Waukesha WI, received a five year Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry: Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care Grant. The purpose of this grant is to design, implement and evaluate a cultural competence thread in Carroll's Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) curriculum. The four project objectives for the grant period (2010 through 2015) are 1) To design, implement and evaluate a cultural competence thread in the MSPAS curriculum; 2) To develop and implement a recruitment plan with the goal of enrolling and retaining two (10%) educationally or economically disadvantaged individuals in each class; 3) To develop and implement a graduate placement mechanism that will annually place six (30%) of the program's graduates in practice settings that have a portion of their practice serving medically underserved communities (MUC) and individuals or Hispanic communities; 4) To expand the cultural competence of MSPAS faculty and annually provide cultural competence training to 20% of clinical internship preceptors.

Two online cultural training modules, developed by grant consultants, Dr. Trude Bennett and Dr. Tema Okun, fulfill Objective 4 of the grant. The modules have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas, Elements and Policies of the Wisconsin Medical Society through the joint sponsorship of Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Carroll University. Waukesha Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Waukesha Memorial Hospital designates each modules's enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Module 1 and 2, entitled “Supporting Practitioners to Reach their Equitable Care Goals" and "Supporting Practitioners to Reach their Equitable Care Goals Part 2," respectively, focus on cultural competency within healthcare. In module 1 you explore how to understand yourself and your patients from a cultural perspective. In module 2 you explore a variety of tools and techniques you can be utilize to enable you to provide culturally appropriate care to your patients. Both online modules require 1 hour to complete and you can choose to complete this training in a timeframe which works for you. Please register below.

The demographic information requested on the registration form below is in compliance with the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) individual trainee level performance measures requirement.

If you have questions, would like more information on the training, or have difficulty registering, contact Amy Winkler, Project Coordinator - HRSA ARRA Physician Assistant's Primary Care Grant at 262-524-7400 or

Online Cultural Training Registration Form
*First Name:
*Last Name:
*Preferred Method of Contact:
*Place of Work
(Example: Waukesha Memorial Hospital)
*Work Address:
*Work City:
*Work State:
*Work Zip:
*Work Title and Specialization:
*Do you work in any of the following?
(choose all that apply)
*Are you an active preceptor for Carroll University PA students?
  BHPr Demographic Data Needed:
*Date of birth:

Are you Hispanic or Latino?

Regardless of your answer to the prior question, please check one or more of the following groups in which you consider yourself to be a member:

*Background: Rural/Urban/Suburban/Frontier

Suburban: Refers to a separate residential community within community distance from city.

Rural: Describes all counties that are not part of a Metropolitan Statistical Area

Frontier: Is an area where remote clinic sites are located and where weather and distance can prevent patients who experience severe injury or illness from obtaining immediate transport to an acute care hospital.

Urban: Living in a city.

*Did you come from a disadvantaged background?

 If yes, First Generation or Economically Disadvantaged

* What is your Military service history? Please check one of the following:

Active Duty Reservist Veteran-Prior Service
Veteran-Retired N/A

*Highest degree earned:
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