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What is a Physician Assistant?

Learn about the PA profession, who and what we are!
Career Profile:
Physician Assistant

"PAs can be quite autonomous in many respects... In most partnerships the physician is there to consult with on an as needed basis, not to get involved in every case. "


PAs also have a very strong penetration in the surgical specialties — in particular cardiothoracic, vascular, and orthopaedic. As a result, they are very much a part of the day-to- day delivery of the full range of health care."


-James Cannon, DHA, MBA, PA-C

Chairman of the Board for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

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