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  • Maryland PA is an 'All-Star Among Us'

    The Carroll County Times published an article about Maryland PA Casey Davis, who was honored at this past Saturday's Orioles-Mets game at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Davis works the night shift as a PA at Carroll Hospital Center's emergency ward, and on his own time, operates the website for which he was being honored. Davis, 31, the founder of ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on June 16, 2010
  • Canadian Journal Finds PAs "Integrate Well"

    The Canadian Journal of Surgery published a study in April, ''Experience with physician assistants in a Canadian arthroplasty program,'' focused on how PAs can help with the demand for orthopedic services. The researchers calculated time savings by diaries kept by PAs at a arthroplasty practice, among other methods. The outcome of the study was ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on June 8, 2010
  • PAs Testify Against Supervising Physician

    Two Kansas physician assistants testified Tuesday against their former supervising physician, who they say kept such disorganized records that one patient was able to get more painkillers even though she went to an emergency room for an overdose two days earlier, according to the Associated Press. Hien Tran, PA, said a hospital fax ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 26, 2010
  • Physician Assistant Degree Ranked No. 1

    A degree in physician assistant studies was named No. 1 in a list of master's degrees that would provide the best opportunities, based on salary and employment, over the next decade, according to ABC News. The report, posted yesterday, focuses on Shane Tysinger, a former high school science teacher who decided to pursue a full-time career in ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 24, 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
  • UNM PA Students Involved in Blood Test Blunder

    In the past week, several news stories--including blog entries and videos--have reported on an incident involving University of New Mexico physician assistant students. The students, who were performing complimentary blood sugar tests at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center on Saturday, April 24, used a device meant for single patient use only on up ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 17, 2010
  • One MD's Take On the Name Change Discussion

    A few weeks ago, ADVANCE posted excerpts from a discussion happening over at Sermo, an exclusive online MD and DO community, about the proposed professional name change from ''physician assistant'' to ''physician associate.'' The vast majority of the physicians who responded to the thread were, to put it mildly, not at all happy. In response, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 13, 2010
  • PA on "Good Morning America"

    New York PA Marianne Pistilli appeared on ''Good Morning America'' earlier today during a segment on the unseen dangers of the sun, as part of the show's coverage of anchor Sam Champion’s skin cancer. Pistilli, who works at Juva Skin and Laser Center in Manhattan, demonstrated the Visia system to host Robin Roberts--who, yes, used the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 12, 2010
  • Pro-PA Legislation in California

    Steven Johnson, a PA for more than 28 years in Palo Alto, Calif., is featured in a recent article in California Healthline about the evolution of the PA profession. Johnson recalls a time when PAs weren't readily accepted in the health care community and discusses the progress the profession has made over the last 40 years. Now that health care ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 11, 2010
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