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e-Oncology for Physician Assistants

e-Oncology for Physician Assistants provides evidence-based oncology education for PA students and PA professionals. We are a not-for-profit program and our educational offerings would not be possible without the generous support of the Laura and John Arnold Endowment.

Developing Competencies in Cancer Care for Physician Assistant Students

A set of 30 online cancer modules developed by PA experts in oncology, this program is designed to supplement oncology education during the didactic phase of PA school. This program is currently being piloted. If you are a faculty member or student and wish to learn more about this program, please email

Medical Management of Issues Facing Cancer Patients

This is a 4 hour, online course for physician assistants in various specialties including oncology, internal medicine, family medicine, internal medicine subspecialties and emergency medicine. The course will prepare PAs to evaluate and manage patients with a history of cancer for frequently encountered medical complications to include pneumonia, cardiomyopathy, neutropenic fever and depression.

Course content includes the following lectures:

  • Depression in the Cancer Patient
  • Cardiotoxicity: What Lessons Have We Learned So Far?
  • Infections in Neutropenic Patients and the New ISDA Guidelines
  • Evaluation and Management of Pneumonia in Cancer Patients
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 4.00 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for two year from the issue date of 06/01/12. Participants may submit the self-assessment at any time during that period.
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Enduring Materials Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Materials Programs.


Course Registration:

Course registration is complimentary. Register now.

For questions regarding this course, please email 

Developing Competencies for Medical Oncology Practice

This online program for physician assistants newly employed in medical oncology facilitates the development of knowledge and skills necessary for PAs to assume their clinical responsibilities. Crafted specifically for each PA, the individualized program plan ensures the modules taken throughout the program are directly related to the PA's current clinical role. These evidence-based modules cover all aspects of cancer patient care, including malignancy-based modules, oncologic emergencies, cancer-related conditions, and clinical and procedural skills. Modules are instructed by clinical experts.

Registration for this program begins in 2014. For more information, or to be notified when registration opens, please email

Additional Resources Provided by MD Anderson

PA Careers

Opportunities exist at MD Anderson for PA staff, mid-level supervisors and mid-level managers. 

If you are interested in working for the leader in cancer care with opportunities to advance professional development,  check our current employment opportunities.

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