This dataset is used to evaluate relationships between perceptions and perspectives on an entry-level Physician Associate/Assistant (PA) doctoral degree and the anticipated impact of it causing benefits or harm to the PA profession. The data benefits interprofessional stakeholders by providing standardized and tailored views of the PA profession. A cross-sectional survey and semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. The survey was distributed in June of 2020 to a national sample of 1368 PA clinicians and students and a total of 636 surveys were completed. The interviews recruited 38 participants and were conducted via Zoom or telephone in June and July of 2020.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) sets standards for US graduate medical education (residency and fellowship) programs and the institutions that sponsor them, and renders accreditation decisions based on compliance with these standards. Residents and fellows provide regular feedback to the ACGME about their programs, offering an inside view that helps the organization to improve the overall quality of accredited programs. In turn, ACGME produces anonymized, aggregated datasets with descriptive statistics on said resident and fellow feedback. The Ophthalmology reports include primary surgeon and surgical assistant operation data for each academic year from 2009-10 to present.