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  • 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
  • PA is Named Best Career, Again

    Once again, physician assistant has been named one of the best careers, this time in a U.S. News & World Report article called ''America's Best Careers: 2010.'' Back in November, CNNMoney.com ranked physician assistant #2 in the 50 best jobs in America. Unfortunately, the U.S. News article makes a few mistakes (what is a ''physical ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on December 28, 2009
  • More Discussion on PAs and the Physician Shortage

    And so the health care reform debate continues... A recent article at Examiner.com champions PAs and NPs as a possible solution to the physician shortage. ''Primary physician shortage spurs search for alternatives,'' by DC public policy examiner Alan Portner, identifies PAs and NPs as the product of ''shorter, more intensive, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on August 25, 2009