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  • 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
  • Reform Benefits Rural Health Workers

    Included in the health care reform bill that President Obama signed into law on March 23 is an incentive that could encourage health care professionals to practice in underserved rural areas. In Nebraska, a 2004 law mandated that participants in a program that repays the student loans of health professionals who agree to work in underserved ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on April 13, 2010
  • Tennessee Academy of PAs Responds to Shortage

    In response to a severe shortage of physicians in Tennessee, executive director of the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants Katherine Pesut Moffat published an article in the Tennessean explaining that the increased use of PAs is one solution to the problem. In detail, Moffat describes the PA education, the full scope of PA practice, the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on April 9, 2010
  • College Hoops & PA Parallels

    This evening at 9:21 Eastern time, March Madness culminates in the NCAA men's basketball title game, between Duke and Butler. Both schools have PA programs of some repute, and many of your PA colleagues will be watching the game tonight with a rooting interest. Duke University, of course, is the birthplace of the PA profession, and if any PAs ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on April 5, 2010
  • Hospital Invests in PA Program Faculty

    Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), in Salisbury, Md., gave a $100,000 gift to the PA program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) in Princess Anne, Md., as reported in a story at delmarvanow.com. The gift, which is earmarked to fund a faculty position, ensures that “the hospital gets what it needs over the next few years: more ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on April 2, 2010
  • Rural PAs in Demand

    In a recent article in the Wisconsin State Journal, physician assistants are recognized as an integral part of the solution to a shortage of primary care physicians, particularly in rural areas. Michelle Reisen-Garvey, a PA at Family Health of Lafayette County in rural Wisconsin, is profiled in the article and her work as a PA is explained. ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 30, 2010
  • PA Programs Around the Globe

    PAs can now become a founding member of the International Academy of Physician Associate Educators (IAPAE), an organization that was formed to promote the education of PAs worldwide: IAPAE is driven by a determination to maximize the contribution of Physician Associate professions to global health care through identifying, developing and ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 29, 2010
  • AFPPA Gets Soaked

    Despite dreary, wet weather in Orlando, the 2010 AFPPA Spring CME Conference is off to an energetic start. At this morning's welcome ceremony and president's address, AFPPA president Bob Thoemke, PA-C, noted that nearly 400 attendees and representatives from all 50 states make this year's spring conference one of the organization's most successful ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 11, 2010
  • ADVANCE Arrives in Orlando

    ADVANCE for Physician Assistants has arrived at the 2010 AFPPA Spring CME Conference in Walt Disney World. Earlier this evening, I stepped off the Magical Express and into the Coronado Springs Resort, where the palm trees are lush and the water is close and calm. For those family practice PAs who can't make it to this year's conference or who are ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 10, 2010
  • Stronger Primary Care Requires More PAs, NPs

    Recommendations from a group of health care leaders convened by the Macy Foundation suggest that new ways of organizing and expanding the roles of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants will strengthen primary care in the future, according to a recent article from HealthLeaders Media. Specifically, the panel ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 9, 2010
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