Certification Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Psychiatry. National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Physician assistants seeking the Psychiatry CAQ must demonstrate they have advanced knowledge and experience in psychiatry, above and beyond that expected of entry-level PAs or PAs working in a generalist practice. PAs seeking eligibility for the Psychiatry Specialty Examination must meet requirements of specialty-specific CME, experience in the field, and specific knowledge and/or experience in being involved in patient cases that are deemed core to the specialty area of practice. NCCPA's specialty CAQ process is predicated on a strong belief in the value and importance of the physician-PA team, and in support of the procedures and patient case requirement, each applicant must provide attestation from a supervising physician who works in the specialty and is familiar with the physician assistant's practice and experience. Earning a CAQ shows your employers that you are committed to your specialty. It demonstrates your dedication and passion to healthcare and the well-being of your patients. http://www.nccpa.net/Psychiatry