Physician Assistant Program Writing Support
Here you will find writing support and guides for the Physician Assistant Studies Program. Refer to these guides for assistance throughout the program, during any stage of the writing process.
PA Professional Organizations:
- The American Academy of Physician Assistants
The professional organization for Physician Assistants. Vision Statement: “The American Academy of Physician Assistants is the leader in providing support and advocacy for physician assistants, the primary organization advancing the profession, a premier participant in health care transformation, and a passionate champion of patient-centered care.”
- Physician Assistance Education Association
PAEA is the only national organization representing physician assistant educational programs in the United States. As of October 2008, all 142 accredited programs in the country had become members of the Association. PAEA provides services for faculty at its member programs, as well as to applicants, students, and other stakeholders. The Association was founded in 1972 as the Association of Physician Assistant Programs.
PA Writing Links and Style Guides:
- The AMA Manual of Style
Access to the current AMA Style Manual is available online for current Mount students, faculty and staff.
- American Psychological Association (APA) QuickStyle and Citation Guide
While the Mount Union College Physician Assistant Program requires students to use AMA standards for research, writing, and citations, some science and technology journals use APA style. This QuickGuide only covers citations information.
- Doc Scribe Online
Doc's Guides are concise (free!) guides to formatting and documenting research papers in AMA, APA, ASA, CBE, Chicago, and MLA style. The main focus is on preparing papers for classes, seminars, and conferences.
- Doc Scribe’s AMA and ICMJE Style and Citation Guides
- National Library of Medicine (NLM) Citation Manual—Citing Medicine
The National Library of Medicine has published a style guide (Citing Medicine), available free at their website. It is available only chapter by chapter in (uncompressed) .pdf format, about a megabyte (MB) per chapter.
- MEDLINE/PubMed Resource Guide
MEDLINE is the principal online bibliographic citation database of National Library of Medicine's system, and is used internationally to provide access to the world's biomedical journal literature.
- National Library of Medicine Abridged Index Medicus (AIM or “Core Clinical”) Journal Titles
A list of core clinical journals indexed by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Heath, with journal abbreviations.
- National Library of Medicine Full List of Journals Indexed for Medicine
The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) database of indexed journal citations and abstracts published in the United States and more than 80 other countries.