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  • U.S. News’ top 3 tips to PA wannabes

    U.S. News and World Report today posted an article about the PA profession in the “Best Graduate Schools” section of its website. “Why Physician Assistant School May be Right for You,” the subhead of which proclaims, “It's one of the fastest growing careers in the country. Learn about how to get into a top program,” offers three basic but ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on August 6, 2010
  • PAs Increasingly Likely to Work in Specialties

    Physician assistants are increasingly more likely to head into specialties such as surgery and emergency medicine rather than primary care, according to the News & Observer. Researchers at the Duke University PA program studied the job choices of PAs from 1997 to 2006 and found that the number of PAs going into primary care declined to 41% ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 21, 2010
  • Quinnipiac PA Students Volunteer in the D.R.

    Physician assistant students at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., received recognition in the New Haven Register this month for their volunteer work in the Dominican Republic. In January and March, the students volunteered with Health Horizons International, an organization that focuses on expanding health care access to the Puerto Plata ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 19, 2010
  • AAPA President Endorses PAs in Letter to the Editor

    In a letter to the editor on May 3, AAPA president Stephen Hanson responded to an opinion piece published on April 10 in The Bakersfield Californian called ''Doctor shortage is first ObamaCare issue.'' The author, Dr. Robert S. Hooker, made a strong case about the looming physician shortage, but failed to mention PAs as a critical part of the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 6, 2010
  • "No Such Thing as Too Many PAs"

    AAPA president Stephen Hanson has published an opinion piece, '''Make more of them' isn't the only solution to America's physician shortage,'' in The Bakersfield Californian endorsing PAs as an integral part of the solution to a growing physician shortage.  A Bakersfield resident, Hanson explains how PAs are primed to ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on November 24, 2009
  • Hofstra PA Students Try Matchmaking

    On Tuesday, October 13, in honor of Physician Assistant Week, PA students at Hofstra University held a day-long bone marrow drive. In partnership with the Be the Match program, the school's Society of Physician Assistant Students encouraged faculty, staff, students and community members to get tested for potential bone marrow compatibility with ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on October 19, 2009
  • PA-to-Physician Bridge Concept Gets Attention

    The fourth recommendation from the PA Clinical Doctorate Summit was particularly interesting. 4. The PA profession should explore with physician education groups the development of a model for advanced standing for PAs who desire to become physicians (sometimes called a ''bridge program.'') Not long ago, the mention of a PA-to-physician bridge ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 30, 2009
  • Physician Assistant Clinical Doctorate Update

    The American Academy of Physician Assistants posted on its Web site an update about its investigation of a possible physician assistant clinical doctorate degree. Is the clinical doctorate appropriate to the profession as an entry-level degree, as a postgraduate degree, or not at all? How should the PA profession approach the emerging issue ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on February 11, 2009
  • Movement on Physician Assistant Doctorate Issue

    The PAEA-AAPA summit to consider an entry-level doctorate degree for the profession is scheduled for March 25-27. The organizations have created a sponsor group ''to oversee the planning, research, and educational process that will support the final recommendation.'' There seems to be a lot of bureaucracy going on, but I guess that's not ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on January 8, 2009
  • 12 Physician Assistant Moments for 2008

    This is the 448th and final post to the ADVANCE Blog for PAs in 2008. Check back on Jan. 2 for the first blog post of 2009. Until then, here's a quick look back at some of the notable PA stories of the last year.  ***  JanuaryAnnals of Family Medicine publishes a study that concludes, “Family practices employing ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on December 31, 2008
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