Physician Assistant Career Resources

A look back at the AAPA 2017 House of Delegates meeting

A look back at the AAPA 2017 House of Delegates meeting

The House of Delegates discussed the recertification process for PAs and the future of the PA profession.

HCV transmission knowledge varies among opioid-dependent pregnant patients

HCV transmission knowledge varies among opioid-dependent pregnant patients

Most opioid-dependent pregnant patients understand that intravenous drug use is a major transmission modality of HCV.

PAs may help fill rheumatology workforce shortage

PAs may help fill rheumatology workforce shortage

The gap between supply and demand in the rheumatology workforce is expected to widen substantially by 2030.

AAPA House of Delegates approves Optimal Team Practice policy

AAPA House of Delegates approves Optimal Team Practice policy

The policy was unanimously approved at the AAPA 2017 conference.

Physician perceptions of PAs similar in primary care vs specialty care

Physician perceptions of PAs similar in primary care vs specialty care

Physicians in primary care and in subspecialty care found that PAs are prepared to actively participate in clinical activities.

PA flexibility leads to career changes

PA flexibility leads to career changes

PAs take advantage of flexibility offered by their profession.

PA programs may need more focus on opioid prescribing practices

PA programs may need more focus on opioid prescribing practices

Many PA students and practicing PAs did not feel that their PA program adequately trained them to screen for opioid abuse.

Side effects may affect medication nonadherence in patients with chronic disease

Side effects may affect medication nonadherence in patients with chronic disease

Almost half of participants reported that they never received information regarding the side effects of their medication from their prescriber.

Factors that boost vaccination rates among the elderly

Factors that boost vaccination rates among the elderly

Across all demographics, healthcare provider recommendation to be vaccinated had the strongest impact, followed by having a history of the disease, and knowing someone else who had that disease.

Patients comfortable with PAs and NPs initiating opiate replacement therapy

Patients comfortable with PAs and NPs initiating opiate replacement therapy

A survey found that 95.16% of participants were confident in the ability of a PA or an NP to provide opiate replacement therapy.

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