What does a week look like for a PA in radiation oncology? Katey Wert, PA-C, has been practicing in the specialty for six years. While difficult at times, given the patient population, she finds the work rewarding and meaningful.
The AAPA House of Delegates (HOD) today passed a resolution affirming “physician associate” as the official title for the PA profession by a majority vote of 198 to 68. The vote followed deliberation by the HOD and study by an international marketing and communications firm.
AAPA’s first virtual conference, AAPA 2021, from May 23 to 26, will feature premier speakers during its daily Main Stage Events, from ZDoggMD at General Session on Sunday, May 23, to a Fireside Chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday, May 26.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and AAPA is celebrating the history and achievements of the AAPI PA community. We asked eight AAPI PAs and PA students to share what they’re reflecting on during AAPI Heritage Month this year.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released new buprenorphine practice guidelines providing an exemption to the requirement for PAs to obtain 24 hours of training prior to treating patients with buprenorphine – a major barrier to treatment for PA patients.
Delaware Gov. John Carney recently signed HB 33, An Act to Amend Title 24 of the Delaware Code Relating to Physician Assistants. The legislation was the top legislative priority for the Delaware Academy of PAs and will create two PA seats on the Delaware medical board.
Arkansas PAs are celebrating the recent passage of S.B. 152, a new law that will modernize the PA practice act and enable PAs to actively engage in the regulation of their profession by adding a PA seat to the state medical board.
After serving in many PA leadership positions, Robert Wooten MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, was recently elected chair of AAPA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission. Here he talks about his career, what’s changed, and how he views the Commission’s work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed legislation that repeals requirements for PAs to have a specific relationship with a physician or other provider in order to practice. The new law also recognizes PAs’ ability to practice medicine consistent with their education, training, and experience.