Students who enter a preprofessional program directly after high school may be successful in PA school with structure, guidance, and mentorship.
There are inconsistencies between patient education and healthcare provider practices, which vary in each health maintenance factor.
The new program, announced by AAPA, will allow its participants to obtain 30 CME credits and an OMA-issued Certificate of Primary-Care Obesity Management after completion.
The geriatric workforce shortage may provide PAs with opportunities to engage themselves in the specialty.
Patients with T2DM adhere better to self-management behaviors and may experience greater treatment satisfaction if they have increased collaboration and shared decision making with an advanced care provider.
Newly developed PA programs may be influenced by current APN programs of the same institution.
Members of the AAPA's House of Delegates voted to investigate the feasibility of changing the physician assistant title, as well as collaborate on potential alternatives that better reflect modern PA practice.
Recognizing the obesity epidemic and educating physician assistants on the implications of this condition and how they should be caring for obese patients should be prioritized, according to the study authors.
Educating certified PAs to incorporate oral health as an important addition to health care can help bring quality care to more patients with dental needs.
In 2017, the AMA declared its opposition to autonomous PA regulatory boards and PA practice without physician supervision, but physicians' opinions on OTP policy have been largely unknown.
Caucasian students and first-year students have lower levels of perceived cultural competence, and these students believe that they were moderately or well prepared to care for diverse patient populations.
PA students perceived improved confidence in their ability to provide patient education and counseling.
Opioid-specific health seminars may help PA students learn lifesaving treatments to perform in the future.