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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% ...
Maj. David Howell, a physician assistant for the Michigan National Guard, is the subject of a series of recent profiles in the State News, along with Mohammed, the Iraqi boy who Howell brought back to the U.S. for medical care.
In November 2008, Howell was in combat in Iraq when he saw a photo of 12-year-old Mohammed, who had sustained terrible ...
Last night, a handful of special guests had the honor of sitting with first lady Michelle Obama during the president's first State of the Union address.
Rebecca Knerr, PA-C, of Chantilly, Va., was among those special guests, representing her husband, Capt. II Joseph Knerr, the task force leader of Fairfax County's Virginia Task Force 1 serving ...
In a letter to the editor of Psychiatric Services, Glenn D. Grace, PhD, MS, and Richard C. Christensen, MD, MA, argue that an increase in psychiatric PAs could provide a safe and cost-effective solution to a severe shortage of mental health practitioners.
The letter was written in response to an article in the October 2009 ...
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 ...
''Home Improvement,'' a recent Huffington Post blog entry by Susan Campos, follows a plastic surgery PA at Los Angeles Concierge Aesthetic Medicine, an office frequented by celebrities and typically surrounded by paparazzi. C. Auden Mallas, PA-C, often makes house calls for clients who prefer to schedule botox injections and glycolic ...
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 ...
A recent article in The New York Times discusses how ''Primary Care's Image Problem'' is leading the vast majority of med students into specialties over primary care and how the patient-centered medical home model could alter the course of this alarming trend.
A decreasing number of primary care physicians has ...
The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants announced the results of its 2009 elections on Facebook.
The winners are:
Abby Jacobson (president-elect)
CaSondra Soto (vice president)
Mark Hyde (director at large)
John Notabartolo (director at large)
SDPA also approved Casey Croes as director at large for a one-year term.
The NCCPA will develop a voluntary specialty credential program for physician assistants. The NCCPA has posted a statement on its Web site at www.nccpa.net/News_A_SpecialtyCredential.aspx.
After several years of thoughtful consideration of how to best serve the public interest and discussions with numerous PA and physician ...