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Data Brief: PA Students Career Interests in 2022

2022 Data Brief: PA Students Career Interests in 2022

Insights into PAs Experience with Influenza Vaccines

Insights into PAs Experience with Influenza Vaccines Data Brief 

AAPA Data Brief: PA Interest in Rural Locations, Medically Underserved Areas, and Health Professional Shortage Areas

Interest in working within a rural setting varied among PAs based on their specialty and years clinically practicing. Perceiving rural locations, medically underserved areas, or health professional shortage areas as lacking job opportunities for spouses or undesirable were significant barriers to the willingness to practice in these settings.

Cover of AAPA Brief Report: Insight's into PAs' Experiences Working with Patients with Obesity.

AAPA Data Brief: Insights into PAs’ Experiences Working with Patients with Obesity

Insights into PAs’ Experiences Working with Patients with Obesity: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Barriers to Care is a data brief from the AAPA. Data for the 2022 AAPA Treatment of Obesity Survey were collected from March 21 through April 3, 2022. Almost all PAs are working with patients with obesity, even if it is not a health condition they are evaluating or treating. Two out of three PAs (69%) indicated that 26% or more of their patients have a formal diagnosis of obesity and one out of four (28%) indicated that 51% or more had a formal diagnosis of obesity.

Disclosures: The 2022 AAPA Treatment of Obesity Survey was sponsored by Novo Nordisk. Novo Nordisk provided some guidance to formulate the survey approach. AAPA had final approval for all questions within the survey. PAs were informed that Novo Nordisk sponsored the study at the conclusion. Participant identities were not disclosed.