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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
  • 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
  • 10-Year PA Recertification Cycle?

    It seems as though Pennsylvania PA Bernie Stuetz's effort to increase the length PA recertification cycle to 10 years is gaining momemtum. Stuetz wrote ''A Plan to Revise PA Recertification'' for ADVANCE in 2006 and introduced a related resolution at the 2007 AAPA House of Delegates. Here's an excerpt from Stuetz's ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on February 27, 2008