Article of the Year Award

This award recognizes a single peer-reviewed publication related to the training and educational direction of future generations of PAs.

Please note: Members JPAE Editorial Advisory Board and JPAE feature editors are not eligible.


Nominees will be evaluated in two or more of the following areas:

  • Impact on the PA profession, which may include global applications
  • Implications for PA education, which may include interdisciplinary training and education of the PA student, admissions processes, or workforce concerns
  • Contribution of new knowledge to PA education
  • Potential applicability beyond the PA profession

Requirements and materials

Please note that letters of support will NOT be scored for this award.


  • Must have been published between 2015–2017


  • A full PDF copy of the nominated article


  • Nomination letter describing in detail and elaborating on how the award criteria were met


The principal author of the article will receive:

  • Complimentary 2018 PAEA Education Forum registration
  • Crystal award
  • Check for $500
  • Recognition at the Education Forum Awards Ceremony

2017 Award Recipient

2017 Article of the Year Award Winner

“Determinantes of the Sustained Employment of Physician Assistants in Hospitals,” Marijke Timmermans