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Physician Assistant Board Review - A comprehensive review for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners 2017 - General Session

Rochester, MN US
August 22, 2017 to August 25, 2017


This course has already taken place.  Please see the 2018 course.


Course Directors: Ryan A. Meverden, P.A.-C., Kelly J. Christensen, P.A.-C.

The 2017 Mayo Clinic Physician Assistant Board Review course is a comprehensive review designed to help with Initial and Recertification Examinations and to provide a relevant review for daily practice. Come for our top Mayo Clinic faculty and unparalleled content and experience proven learning techniques to enhance learning and recall. 

Course Highlights
•    Intensive high-yield review
•    Aligned to the PANCE/PANRE blueprint
•    Pre-course practice questions
•    30.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
•    11.75 Hours designated pharmacology content
•    15.0 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits

NOTE: EKG and ABG breakout sessions are available to provide time for additional instructor-guided practice. All educational content needed to understand the concepts of EKG and ABG interpretation is delivered during the general sessions.

Registration Fee:

 Register on or before
May 1, 2017
Register on or after
May 2, 2017
Registration Fee$649.00$699.00

Target Audience

This course is a comprehensive review for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Apply clinical reasoning to common symptoms of common medical problems.
  • Apply clinical reasoning to uncommon manifestations of common problems.
  • Apply clinical reasoning to common symptoms of uncommon medical problems.
  • Review key images and key points to enhance understanding of new knowledge.
  • Implement strategies regarding evaluation and management of general medicine diseases.
  • Review clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of conditions encountered by PAs and NPs. 
  • Apply evidence-based principles to clinical practice. 
  • Identify content areas of personal strength and weakness to help focus additional self-study.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 30.25 AAPA Category 1
  • 30.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
08/22/2017 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
08/25/2017 - 5:00pm
Click here to view the program schedule in your mobile device. 
Mayo Clinic Campus
Siebens Medical Education Building-Leighton Auditorium
100 2nd Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55905
United States

Lodging and Accommodations
Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at each of the following downtown Rochester hotels.  In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of July 31, 2017, whichever comes first.  Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability.  Please identify yourself as a participant of the Physician Assistant Board Review when making your reservation.

Kahler Grand Hotel 
20 Second Avenue SW
800-533-1655 or 507-282-2581
$119 single/double

Rochester Marriott Hotel
101 First Avenue SW
877-623-7775 or 507-280-6000
$209 single/double


Rochester, Minnesota, is a friendly city that greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year.  The city is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily via American.  Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car.  The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.  
Note to Travelers: Several cities in the United States are named Rochester.  When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minnesota (RST) and that your baggage has been properly tagged.

Flying through the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is another option. There are two shuttle services that provide direct service to Mayo Clinic and the surrounding area.  Travel time is approximately 75 minutes.

There are two shuttle services to the Rochester area from Minneapolis/St. Paul airport.  

•    Go Rochester Direct at 800-280-9270 
•    Rochester Shuttle Service at 888-998-9098

Mayo Clinic’s appointed travel company, Ultramar Travel, is available to assist with travel arrangements.  Call Ultramar Travel toll-free at 1-866-629-6885.


Mayo Clinic Faculty

Eric A. Aguirre, A.P.R.N., C.N.P.
Joy M. Allen, A.P.R.N., M.S., C.N.P.
Claudia M. Anderson, A.P.R.N., C.N.P., M.S.N.
Peter L. Bos, P.A.-C.
Nicole M. Bush, A.P.R.N., C.N.P.
Kelly J. Christensen P.A.-C.
Erin L. Deering, A.P.R.N., C.N.P.
Daniel C. DeSimone., M.D.
Janell Grazzini Frantz, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N.
Justine S. Herndon, P.A.-C.
Sally E. Heusinkvelt, A.P.R.N., C.N.P.
Megan P. Johnson, P.A.-C.
Bryce M. Kayhart, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Julie A. Lamppa, A.P.R.N., C.N.M.
Angela L. Larson, P.A.-C.
Jane A. Linderbaum, A.P.R.N., C.N.P.
Vicki A. Loeslie, A.P.R.N., C.N.P., D.N.P.
Kristyn A. Maixner, A.P.R.N., C.N.P.
Sawra A. Maurer, P.A.-C.
Mary C. Mc Dermott, A.P.R.N., C.N.P., D.N.P.
Michele M. Merten, A.P.R.N., C.N.P.
Ryan A. Meverden P.A.-C.
Daniel E. Schaffer, P.A.-C.
William A. Schnell, Jr., P.A.-C.
Shayla A. Schoenoff, P.A.-C.
Karen M. Townsend, P.A.-C.
Jody A. Weckwerth, P.A.-C.
Darci L. Zblewski, A.P.R.N., C.N.P.
Michelle T. Ziebarth, A.P.R.N., C.N.P.

AAPA Credit:

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 30.25 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

Physician Assistant Self-Assessment

This Self-Assessment CME program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 15.00 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the release date of 01/01/2017. Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards. 

imagePharmacology Content

Select presentations will contain pharmacology content as noted in the program. Identified presentations represent approximately 11.75 hours of pharmacology content.

Other Health Care Professionals

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 30.25 AAPA Category 1
  • 30.25 Attendance


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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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