Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession

Assessing PA Competencies Professional competencies for physician assistants include the effective and appropriate application of medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, patient care, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice. Competencies for the PA Profession 2012 (PDF) Position paper approved by the four organizations for the PA profession: NCCPA, ARC-PA, PAEA, and AAPA. PAs: Credentialing,…

Employing a PA

PAs are crucial in primary care. Find out why you should hire one for your team.

Employer Resources

Find tools you need to more effectively utilize and integrate PAs into your workforce and make a difference for your patients.

Shared Medical Appointments

Tell any provider they need to see 12 patients in one hour, and the reaction will likely be a cringe, a shudder or even a chuckle. Most providers already operate at warp speed, so working faster is simply not an option. But if providers could see those 12 patients simultaneously, they might react differently. Shared…