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PA Students Report Discrimination, Abuse in Programs

PA Students Report Discrimination, Abuse in Programs

Physician assistant students report witnessing and experiencing discrimination or abuse throughout PA programs in the United States.

NP and PA Scope of Practice Vary Greatly in US Emergency Departments

NP and PA Scope of Practice Vary Greatly in US Emergency Departments

Stark differences exist in EDs across the United States with regard to scope of practice, expectations, team dynamics, and training requirements for PAs and NPs.

Preprofessional Program After High School Beneficial for PA Students

Preprofessional Program After High School Beneficial for PA Students

Students who enter a preprofessional program directly after high school may be successful in PA school with structure, guidance, and mentorship.

Do Clinicians Practice What They Preach to Patients?

Do Clinicians Practice What They Preach to Patients?

There are inconsistencies between patient education and healthcare provider practices, which vary in each health maintenance factor.

AAPA Launches Primary Care Obesity Management Certificate Program

AAPA Launches Primary Care Obesity Management Certificate Program

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.

Geriatric Workforce Shortage Creates Opportunities for PAs

Geriatric Workforce Shortage Creates Opportunities for PAs

The geriatric workforce shortage may provide PAs with opportunities to engage themselves in the specialty.

Increased Collaboration, Shared Decision Making Beneficial for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Increased Collaboration, Shared Decision Making Beneficial for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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.

New PA Programs and Their Effect on Established Medical Institutions

New PA Programs and Their Effect on Established Medical Institutions

Newly developed PA programs may be influenced by current APN programs of the same institution.

AAPA's House of Delegates Votes to Investigate Changing Physician Assistant Title

AAPA's House of Delegates Votes to Investigate Changing Physician Assistant Title

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.

Obesity Treatment Education, Training Needed in PA Programs

Obesity Treatment Education, Training Needed in PA Programs

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.

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