NEW YORK, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As physicians and health care institutions increasingly utilize Physician Assistants (PAs) to help contain costs, PAs have become one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. But after two-to-three years of post-college study, students must still pass the challenging Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. In addition, PAs must be re-certified every six years by passing the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Examination (PANRE).
Responding to this growing need, McGraw-Hill Professional is relaunching PAEasy (http://www.paeasy.com), a comprehensive online test prep product with many new and innovative features to help students study and prepare for the PANCE and PANRE exams. In addition to individual purchase plans, McGraw-Hill is now licensing the product to institutions for the first time, offering unlimited access.
Presenting more than 1,200 questions and answers covering every exam topic, PAEasy offers customizable features, including multiple testing modes within which users will have the ability to choose their content, as well as a testing mode that simulates the actual exam interface. Questions are written and developed by practicing Physician Assistants, who also teach the material.
Continuing the innovations begun with McGraw-Hill's renowned online Access medical and scientific resources, PAEasy provides targeted remediation based on test results—links to selected readings from AccessMedicine's LANGE Library—providing the knowledge students need to review their most challenging exam subjects. PAEasy provides users with a robust performance profile that allows result tracking by topic and test scores over time and allows users to compare their scores to others using the product, including test-takers at the users' specific institutions.
"We are continuously expanding and enhancing our digital products to meet the changing needs of students and our relaunch of PAEasy was designed to do just that, with new content, up-to-date questions, targeted readings based on individual test performance linked to the AccessMedicine LANGE library, and more," says Scott Grillo, vice president and medical publisher, McGraw-Hill Professional. "Additionally, by offering institutions unlimited access to PAEasy, we can now provide this important test prep service to a much larger audience."
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