Physician Assistant Career Resources

Incorporating physician assistants and nurse practitioners in private practice

Incorporating physician assistants and nurse practitioners in private practice

Adding another healthcare provider to the practice schedule creates additional access for the patient.

The future of PA practice authority

The future of PA practice authority

The AAPA is moving forward with its push to eliminate the formal relationship between physicians and PAs.

Starting a physician assistant program in Liberia

Starting a physician assistant program in Liberia

Steve Trexler, an American PA with over 30 years of experience, discusses the development of a physician assistant program in Liberia.

NCCPA survey results show PA certification continues to increase

NCCPA survey results show PA certification continues to increase

The biggest challenges for recently certified PAs are the lack of clinical PA opportunities for recent graduates and the lack of clinical PA opportunities in a geographic area.

National PA Week 2016 honors the profession's growing influence

National PA Week 2016 honors the profession's growing influence

The AAPA celebrates National PA Week from October 6-12, 2016.

Advances for PAs practicing addiction medicine

Advances for PAs practicing addiction medicine

Both PAs and NPs who practice addiction medicine have seen progress made in 2016 to increase practice authority.

PAs, NPs more likely to staff critical access hospitals in rural locations

PAs, NPs more likely to staff critical access hospitals in rural locations

Geographically remote emergency departments are more likely to be staffed by physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

PCPs not addressing psychosocial issues in geriatric care

PCPs not addressing psychosocial issues in geriatric care

Many geriatric patients expressed dissatisfaction with patient/provider discussions regarding psychosocial issues.

PAs commonly provide health care to family members

PAs commonly provide health care to family members

Physician assistants routinely provide health care, including physical examinations, to members of their family.

Delayed immunizations, breastfeeding over age 1 may increase risk for caries

Delayed immunizations, breastfeeding over age 1 may increase risk for caries

Researchers identify new risk factors for caries in young children.

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