Global Health Rounds
Clinical officers outnumber physicians working in Kenya, and tend to work in rural areas where the need for health care is greatest.
Steve Trexler, an American PA with over 30 years of experience, discusses the development of a physician assistant program in Liberia.
Physician assistants in Liberia have played a key role in their country's health care during times of crisis, but they still face professional challenges.
Ebin Abraham, PA, explains how the Indian PA profession began in cardiology and is now starting to expand into primary care to help meet rural health needs.
Health tutor David Manana heads the Clinical Officer training program at the Maridi Health Sciences Institute.
After the 2010 Arab uprisings, the physician assistant profession was created to address the rapidly changing health-care complications in Saudi Arabia.
Emmy Bushaija, a clinical officer educator, is training the next generation of health-care providers in Rwanda.
Deborah Winters, NP, used skills she learned in the United States to help create the Ethiopia HIV/ART Nurse Specialist (HANS) Training Program Evaluation.
U.K. physician associates in high demand, face similar challenges as U.S. counterparts. Shane Apperley, PA-R, a senior orthopaedic physician associate discusses the fairly recent profession.
American physician assistant and nurse practitioner programs could benefit from hands-on learning style of their South African counterparts. Shabalala Ayanda a clinical associate student at Walter Sisulu University discusses her experiences.