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physician assistant

n. Abbr. PA
A person trained to provide a variety of medical services, usually under the supervision of a physician.

physi′cian assis`tant

or physi′cian's assis′tant,

a person trained and certified to perform many clinical procedures under the supervision of a physician. Abbr.: PA
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Heartling graduated from Saint Louis University with a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
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Supporters say that expanding the authority of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dental hygienists and other oral health providers to perform additional procedures, treatments and actions would help alleviate health workforce shortages.
If more physician assistant and nurse practitioner students are able to do their clinical training in Lane County, then the hope is that more of them will be offered work here and choose to stay.
On April 17, 2015, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Charleston Division, and University of Charleston Physician Assistant program made a benchmark achievement in the early collaboration and education of their students.
To start practicing, a physician assistant typically needs a four-year bachelor's degree, a little more than two years of physician assistant training, and one year of clinical training, for a total of about seven years of training time.
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The other four involve working as a physician assistant.
For Shaw, the traditional path was simply too far away and, as she told her instructor, she would be ready to progress in her career long before the option of physician assistant training was likely to arise.
as a physician assistant in the second-busiest emergency room in the country.
An agreement between the institutions allows students to complete their bachelor's degree in biology at UNH Manchester while meeting the prerequisites for the MCPHS master of physician assistant studies degree.
At OBG Management we are thrilled that our nurse practitioner and physician assistant colleagues will be receiving their own copy of the magazine.

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