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Physician Assistant Skills (With Competencies Checklist)

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Whether you're considering a career as a physician assistant or have graduated from a master's degree physician assistant program and are interested in what health care practices are looking for, it's good to know you have the skills to be a PA. The role of the physician assistant is growing....
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How to Become a Physician Assistant (Degree, Schooling, and Requirements)

By Physician Assistant
Physician assistants are part of a growing field of medical professionals. And the job outlook for PA-Cs is growing much faster than average. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 31% job growth for physician assistants between 2018 to 2028. The profession was originally developed to fill...
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Primary Care Physician Assistant: Role, Contribution, & Jobs

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Physician assistants play an important role across the continuum of healthcare, from birth to death. Their role has expanded in the last three decades as healthcare professionals seek to fill the gap left from doctor shortages across the United States. It's estimated the shortage in primary care medical doctors will...
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How Many Hours Do Physician Assistants Work? (PA Work Hours)

By Physician Assistant
Have you wondered how many hours PAs work each week? Maybe you're trying to decide if you want to become a physician assistant, or you’re graduating from PA school, or maybe you're just comparing the number of hours you work to other full-time physician assistants. Whatever the reason, we're here...
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Do You Want To Become A PA? Here’s Who Should vs Shouldn’t

By Physician Assistant
"Why do you want to be a PA?" This might be the top PA school interview question and prompt for your personal statement in your application. As you consider your answer, remember the admissions committee is looking for more than a rehearsed, two-minute elevator speech. They already know the benefits...
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The 5 Best Places To Find Physician Assistant Jobs

By Physician Assistant
For the past several years, U.S. News has ranked the PA profession as one of the top three jobs in the nation. U.S. News states: "Health care occupations continue to dominate the U.S. News 2019 Best Jobs rankings, with demand in the field highest for workers to fill roles such...
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Physician Assistant Burnout (Symptoms and Treatment)

By Physician Assistant
Burnout is a relatively new term coined in 1974 by Herbert Freudenberger. In his book Burnout: The High Cost of High Achievement, he identified symptoms of burnout, suggesting "much had to be attributed to the times we live in, the swift acceleration of change, the depersonalization of neighborhoods, schools, and...
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Write The Perfect PA School Personal Statement [With Examples]

By Physician Assistant
Filling out your PA school application is exciting and overwhelming. You’re beginning the first steps to your career goal, but it includes so much! You’ll need to complete your application through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA application). The application includes letters of recommendation, service hours, and a...
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How Long PA School Will Take You & Your Curriculum

By Physician Assistant
If you've been accepted into PA school it's time to celebrate! After you've taken a few minutes to jump up and down, text all your best friends, and post on Instagram, you may start wondering what comes next. And that’s a good question since you want to be well prepared...
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PA vs MD: The Key Differences (And What’s Right For You)

By Physician Assistant
If you are interested in practicing healthcare, you may think there is only one path—medical school. However, before making your decision, you should compare and contrast the programs and practices of an MD vs a PA. To do so, start by considering the key differences between the professions while also...
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