For National Physician Assistant Week, 10/6-10/12, we’re celebrating the work these unsung heroes do for patients in today’s complex healthcare settings.
Pharmacists and physician assistants work together on patient education, preventive care, and chronic care management to improve patient quality of life.
A History of Physician Assistant Week
Physician assistants are highly trained medical professionals who have completed hundreds of hours of training. Their abilities allow them to diagnose ailments, administer drugs, and carry out a variety of medical duties.
PAs, as the name suggests, collaborate closely with doctors and other healthcare practitioners. A PA in most states has an agreement with a specific physician and actively supports them. Physicians can supervise up to four PAs.
Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) is the national professional society for PAs. It represents a profession of more than 150,000 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the uniformed services. The AAPA was crucial in the creation of national standards for PA certification. They now promote the profession and advocate for member benefits. Its founding members were graduates of Duke University’s Physician Assistant program, the country’s first.
Join Us As We Let’s Celebrate!
Physician Assistants are unsung heroes who deserve to be recognized; therefore, we are proud to celebrate the week by honoring and thanking them for their contributions.
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Happy Physician Assistant #PAweek
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