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Physician Assistant

What is a Physician Assistant?

Physician assistants (PAs) provide services under the supervision of physicians. PAs are trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive healthcare services, as deemed necessary by a physician.  PAs are educated as generalists in medicine. However, many PAs work in specialty fields, such as: cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, and emergency medicine.  Most Pas work in the primary care specialty areas of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology.

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 Physician Assistants typically do the following:

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Explore these resources and organizations about Physician Assistants:

Source:  ADEA: ExploreHealthCareers. 7 May 2013. American Dental Education Association. 17 May 2013 <http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/Career/19/Physician_Assistant>.

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