CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care Launches First Serious Illness Certificate Program for Physician Assistants
SAN MARCOS, CA – The California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care has launched a new online palliative care certificate program for physician assistants, the first of its kind in the country.
The Physician Assistant Certificate in Palliative and Serious Illness Care is a 12-week instructor-led online course for physician assistants in primary care, subspecialty, or hospital-based practices who frequently care for patients with serious illnesses.
The course provides evidence-based theoretical knowledge, clinical tools, skill-building exercises, case studies, and interactive support to help physician assistants optimize care for patients with chronic or advanced illnesses. It features online coursework that can be accessed 24/7, as well as weekly live Grand Rounds via Zoom with practicing palliative care physician assistants offering real-world expertise, coaching, and case presentations.