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Support to Advance Research (STAR) Program

The STAR program allows PA faculty researchers to submit no more than 10 survey questions to be included in the PAEA Program Survey.

This project must be research-oriented. A research question or hypothesis should be the focus of the study. The results of the study must have some application to the PA education or workforce issues. Priority will be given to proposals that are likely to yield a high quality, peer-reviewed publication or,and are aligned with PAEA's current research priorities:

1.    Increasing capacity in clinical education
2.    Attracting and retaining students and faculty who enhance the diversity of PA programs

The overall goals of the PAEA STAR Program are to:

•   Increase the quality and frequency of research and scholarly activity among faculty of PAEA member institutions
•    Improve the process for surveying constituents with better questions and fewer surveys
•    Provide a clearinghouse of data that faculty of PAEA member institutions can use to produce scholarly work

The application cycle for the STAR Program is now closed. Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent suspenison of the 2020 PAEA Program Survey, PAEA will not hold a separate STAR competition in 2021.



The Support to Advance Research (STAR) Program is adapted from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s CAFM Educational Research Alliance Program.