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ECBP-16.3 Data Details

ECBP-16.3 Increase the inclusion of evaluation of health sciences literature content in physician assistant training

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Curriculum Survey; Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
99 (2010)
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Number of PA Programs that include the content (evaluation of health sciences literature) in required courses
Number of PA Programs
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the Curriculum Survey:


Does your program provide required instruction in the following topics during any part of the curriculum? (Select ALL that apply)

Option 1: Counseling for health risk reduction

Option 2: Cultural diversity

Option 3: Evaluation of health sciences literature

Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Annual Medical School Questionnaire is fielded annually to all accredited medical schools in the United States that grant the M.D. degree. Overall response rates to the survey are 100%, and the response rate for the question used for this subobjective is typically 100%.