Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law Senate Bills 716 and 754. These bills contain language calling on the Missouri Board of Healing Arts to license “assistant physicians,” who are medical school graduates who have not yet completed a residency. AAPA voiced its opposition to the assistant physician concept on its PAs Connect blog and in local and national media, and the American Medical Association (AMA) also responded to this concept.
I’ve been working in family medicine for two years now. Some things we do every day may seem routine, but there is nothing ordinary about how we care for our patients. Here is a recent day at my practice.
The PA profession is growing rapidly. It’s in demand, and it attracts a wide array of individuals with different backgrounds and healthcare experiences. I first learned about the profession from a classmate while I was finishing my senior year in college as a biology major. A year later, I was enrolled in a program.
Here’s some advice on navigating the pre-PA school track based on my experience. There’s more to applying to PA school than you might think.
I enjoy being a physician assistant because my work is challenging, yet very rewarding. I am able to practice medicine within a multidisciplinary team where I consult with my supervising physicians daily. Here’s what a recent day was like for me.
If someone gives you a helping hand, it’s only fitting to pay it forward. Over the past year of clinicals, people have handed me nuggets of wisdom that I use every day. Here is a list of 10 tips for your clinical year.
Home Preceptors Can Earn CME Credit for Mentoring Oct. 2, 2013 Alexandria, VA – Physician assistant educational programs may now submit an annual application to receive eligibility to award Category 1 continuing medical education (CME) credit to their PA preceptors. With the number of accredited PA programs on the rise, access to clinical training sites […]
The AAPA Member Appreciation Week 7 Days of Giveaways is open to legal residents of the U.S who are PAs or PA Students. AAPA membership is required. Entries not meeting all the requirements stated herein will be disqualified and ineligible. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has released a joint paper that supports the need for physician-led, team-based care, while defining the critical roles physician assistants (PAs) and physicians play in improving access to high-quality patient care.