AR 601–20

The Interservice Physician Assistant Training Program

This major revision, dated 14 August 2009–

o Provides detailed instructions on waivers and designates the Interservice Physician Assistant Training Program Director as having waiver authority (para 2-1a).

o Updates categories of personnel ineligible to apply for the Interservice Physician Assistant Training Program (para 2-1b and para 2-1c).

o Expands basic Interservice Physician Assistant Training Program prerequisites (para 2-2).

o Extends eligibility to include additional categories of personnel (para 2-2a).

o Covers eligibility criteria for applicants applying for consideration as an academic delay versus the requirements completion course (para 2-3).

o Updates the service obligation incurred for commissioned officers, warrant officers, and enlisted personnel upon completion of this training program and the consequences of failing to successfully complete training (para 2-4).

o Describes changes to the basic application memorandum for enlisted personnel, warrant officers, and commissioned officers with specific guidance on applicants with profiles and those requesting medical waivers (paras 3-1c, 3-1d, and 3-1e).

o Requires that all graduates from the Interservice Physician Assistant Training Program take the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants national certifying examination at the first available

opportunity and outlines the consequences if the Interservice Physician Assistant Training Program graduate fails to pass the certifying examination within 12 months (paras 3-1c, 3-1d, and 3-1e).

o Updates milestones in processing applications (para 3-5).

o Updates Web sites containing supplemental materials and templates as well as other critical information relevant to the Interservice Physician Assistant Training Program (throughout).

o Provides significant updates to all areas of the Interservice Physician Assistant Training Program application process (throughout).

 

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