Physician Assistant (aka: Physician Associate) The physician assistant role, legally associated with a supervising physician, has allowed PAs to perform tasks previously only performed by doctors: history taking, physical examination, diagnosis, and patient management. Numerous studies have documented the ability of PAs to provide high-quality health care, comparable to that of a physician, for about 80% of the conditions seen in primary care settings. The physician assistant is prepared, both academically and clinically, to provide health care services with the direction and responsible supervision of a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Osteopathy (DO). PA functions include performing diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and health maintenance services.
Central Application Service for Physician Assistants
A web-based application to educational programs.
A social networking site developed by a PA for physician assistants and nurse practitioners across all specialties to connect, consult and converse.
PA Experts Network
A directory resource for expert witnesses on the standard of care of physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Offers a quarterly newsletter, bookstore, polls, message forum, and free classifieds..
Physician Assistant History Office
Offers information about the profession's origins, philosophy, structure. Includes mission statement, goals, timeline, biographies, new exhibits, trivia questions, and references. [Some links require Adobe Acrobat.]
Last update:March 9, 2016 at 10:15:03 UTC