5 Steps to Become a Physician Assistant

The path to becoming a PA includes: 1. Earning a college degree with a major or coursework in science-related subjects such as biology, physiology, anatomy, and chemistry. 2. Working in a health care setting that demonstrates interest in patient care. 3. Applying to a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for…

What Physicians Look for in a PA Grad

The role of mid-level practitioner is one of the fastest growing and most important in American Medicine today. In particular, more and more physicians, medical practices, and medical care systems are looking to physician assistants (PAs) to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and reach of patient care. Furthermore, the projected shortage of physicians, particularly in the…

Growing Ranks of Advanced Practice Clinicians

Implications for the Physician Workforce The New England Journal Of Medicine; by David I. Auerbach, Ph.D., Douglas O. Staiger, Ph.D., and Peter I. Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N. Throughout the history of modern American medicine, physicians have made up the vast majority of professionals who diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication to patients. Although demand for medical services…